WHEN it comes to landmarks in East Lancashire, the soldier on the hill in Clitheroe is up there with the best of them.

So whilst scrolling through our archives, we found some great images throughout the years of the changing face of the town.

Hoards of people packed the streets for the torchlight procession through High Street back in 1977.

National pride was to the fore in the shot with Union Jack flags and bunting and it looks like there was as lot of fun with the floats and young and old gathering.

Then another sign of the times in 1994 was families enjoying a ride on the miniature railway at Edisford Bridge.

Another great image is off scouts from St Pauls Scout Group in Clitheroe giving a demonstration of the rigging, as they build an archway at their fund day at Low Moor in 1993.

There was a pomp and circumstance as the National Town Crier Guild Championship in 1998 with Ribble Valley mayor and mayoress Cllr David and Lorna Smith and Clitheroe Mayor and Mayoress Cllr John and Pat McGowan.

Another moment from history of the town was in 1972 where James Wallis, the department of Environment’s Regional Transport Controller cutting the ribbon on £500k Whalley easterly bypass.