IT'S that time of the week when we focus on pictures from the past - this time from March 1979.

Am-dram was a big part of Hampshire life, as can be seen in these images.

Bitterne Park School acted out Wizard of Oz while Netley Court School performed Greasy Cinderella.

As these budding thespians were treading the boards locally, these events were occurring nationally:

March 17

Nottingham Forest beat Southampton 3-2 at Wembley Stadium. In doing so they won the Football League Cup for the second year running.

March 18

An explosion killed three men at the Golborne colliery in Golborne, Greater Manchester.

March 28

James Callaghan's government lost a motion of confidence by one vote. The next day he announced that a General Election would be held on May 3, 1979.

March 31

The Royal Navy withdrew from Malta.