BELIEVE it or not this picture was not taken at the turn of the 20th century.

Despite appearances this is a little less vintage than its subjects would have you believe.

In fact the ladies and gents frolicking in the lane were doing so in February 1982.

They, in fact, the cast putting the finishing touches on their musical.

Pictured are the members of St Philip's AODS outside the birth place of Samuel Crompton in Firwood Fold, Bolton.

The historic home provided the perfect backdrop for a publicity photograph for their production of Half a Sixpence, taken by Arnold Pennington.

A Tommy Steele musical, it is based on the H.G. Wells novel Kipps and ran from February 27 to March 6 at the Parochial Hall in Bridgeman Street.

The show starred Clive Briggs as Kipps and Janice Lewis as Anne, with choreography by Bernard Smith.