WE continue our look through fun fundraisers of the past with a visit to 1991.

There are several well-known faces among the images we found in our archives.

The annual Manchester to Blackpool bike ride got the backing of Coronation Street star, Bill Roache AKA Ken Barlow this year.

Meanwhile, Bolton’s famous steeplejack, Fred Dibnah, lent his famous cap to one of the regulars at the Moses Gate pub, whose bonce was a bit chilly after getting his head shaved for a charity lorry pull.

Wanderers players also took part in some target practice with a somewhat dangerous sounding ‘blindfolded darts’ fundraiser.

Teammates Stuart Storer, Nicky Spooner and Kevin Rose joined regulars on the oche at the at the King William pub in Manchester Road.

A fond memory for many of a certain age will be crushing aluminium cans for the annual Blue Peter fundraisers.

In 1991, Help the Aged were the recipients of the appeal and supermarkets across Bolton got involved collecting cans.

Elsewhere, Ian Howarth took it upon himself to sandpaper Bolton’s famous town hall lions. The massive cleaning task was to raise money for Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

However, one fundraiser really got us scratching our heads: A ‘sponsored CB radio modulation’ event.

Enthusiasts with handles including ‘Shyboy’, ‘Pillar Box’, ‘Worzel’ and ‘Fonz’ ‘banded’ together for the event.

If you can shed any light on what such an event entails, please let us know via gayle.mcbain@nqnw.co.uk