FOR today's Nostalgia we wanted to take a look back at life in Keswick in the 1980s.

The historic market town sits within the Lake District National Park just north of Derwentwater and about four miles from Bassenthwaite Lake.

There is evidence of prehistoric occupation of the area, but the first recorded mention of the town dates from the 13th century, when Edward I of England granted a charter for Keswick's market, which has maintained a continuous 700-year existence.

The town became an important mining area and since the 18th century has been done as a popular holiday destination.

Keswick's features include Moot Hall, The Theatre by the Lake, The Alhambra, the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, and Fitz Park, a large open space within the area.

Keswick became known for its association with the poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. Along with William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere they made the beauty of the Lake District well known to their readers.

The town is first recorded in Edward I's charter of the 13th century, as "Kesewik".

Scholars have generally considered the name to be from the Old English, meaning 'farm where cheese is made.'

Evidence of prehistoric occupation in the area includes the Castlerigg stone circle on the eastern fringe of the town.

However, Keswick's recorded history is said to have begun in the middle ages.

These photos show what was happening in Keswick back in the 1980s, we hope that they bring back some fond memories for some of you.

We can see walkers taking part in the Keswick to Barrow Walk, the May Fair and Herdwick Ram Show, Operatic Society's cast of Waltzes Of Vienna, and the first lady road sweeper in 1988.