Hundreds of excited youngsters were in Bolton’s shopping precinct during the summer holiday of 1978 for a visit by the Green Cross Code Man.

Actor turned road safety superhero Dave Prowse was in town as part of the Co-op Superstore’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

The former British weightlifting champion who also starred as Darth Vader in the record-breaking Star Wars films was the centre of attention.

Child-sized zebra and pelican crossings were set up in the town centre as he showed groups of youngster the safest way to cross the road before signing autographs.

Did you meet the Green Cross Code Man?