In the summer of 1978, it was hard to keep Manning locals away from the sand and the surf. This week's Our History, Our Memories photo gallery looks back at surf life saving carnivals, sand modelling, fishing, swimming and summertime activities from that year.
Old Bar Beach and local swimming spots were sought after locations on those hot summer days.
The Manning River Times photographer was regularly tasked to attend social functions and this stunning collection of images is a snapshot of the time.
We have been delving our photo archives and while every picture tells a story, sometimes the background to that story is lost.
Which is why we are asking our readers to help. Do you recognise a face, a venue, an occasion? Feedback and shared memories are most welcome.
Visit the Manning River Times website at 6pm every Wednesday to view the latest gallery in the series.
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