For this Nostalgia edition we will be taking a look back at what life was like in our area in the year 1970.

We will be taking a specific look at the Allerdale town of Workington during this year. Some fifty years later everything looks significantly different and it is fascinating to see just how much things have changed.

1970 was a time when the Boeing 747 makes its first commercial passenger trip to London, Paul McCartney announced that The Beatles had disbanded and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.

This was also a time when Brazil won their third world cup with Pele as the captain, the Dow Jones dropped to 631 and the world population reached 3.63 billion.

But what was happening back home here in Allerdale? Here at the Times & Star we've searched through our archives to find some of the most fascinating photos from this time.

We hope that you enjoy this trip back in time just as much as we have. Let us know if you feature in any of the photos or know the people that do, we'd love to hear from you.

The first photo shows a man admiring his trophy at a Vulcan Parks Trophy Competition, the second shows a Workington College open day with people learning bricklaying whilst the third shows cake baking in the catering department on the open day.

We can also see two photos of Lourdes pilgrims from Workington heading off he from the train station and the bottom end of Pow Street in Workington.

The final photos show Mitch Graham with his silver helmet, who was part of Workington Speedway in the 1970s, the market in Workington in 1970 and a lovely shot of Edna's Grocery Shop on Washington Street.