This year marks the Golden Anniversary of every photo on these nostalgia pages.

They are all from 1973 and, while some of their stories have been lost in the mists of time, it is so interesting to look back on the fashions and activities of the time.

In a conversation the other day, a friend and I were talking about fashion and the elderly.

I am of a generation who lived through the 50s, 60s and 70s with all the fashion horrors they entailed - including wearing nighties out because they looked like dresses.

By the time I grew up, there was no particular fashion so I am growing old in jeans and tops and anything else I want to wear.

Looking back on 70s we see some of the young ones with their minis and maxis but the older people are still dressing according to what was considered proper in their younger days and probably looked a lot older than they actually were!

These photos are a snapshot of one day in the life of Workington.

The Trinity Methodist Church is doing well and who knew that there would come a time when Methodist and many other churches would simply close their doors because of a lack of congregations.

Not sure what was happening at the Solway Pit but it was obviously still working. It is not just a picture of a man carrying a large pipe but a reminder of how this area depended on coal and steel for its s are said to give peace and economic development.

There is a photo of a group ready to board a bus to take them on pilgrimage to Lourdes where the Virgin Mary appeared to St Bernadette.

Devout Catholic, dance teacher and renowned Maryport citizen Florence Mulgrew made that journey as often as possible.

And talking of Maryport, it is interesting to see the member of the Maryport branch of the Royal Naval Association. The naval alternative to the British Legion, was,for a while, the only e-servicemen group in the town.

The clothes might look different but, I wonder, if you were able to speak to any of those people photographed if there would be any difference about us at all. Probably not.