IT has been a tough week for Widnes Vikings and their supporters, with relegation from Super League the culmination of a disappointing two years on the pitch.

As the club sorts out the implications of that relegation, we have decided to dig into the picture archives supplied by former World photographer Glen Cameron to remember happier times for the Chemics.

Over the next couple of weeks we will display a selection of his pictures from 1980-82, starting with this award winner from Wembley 1981.

It features a toothless pair Eric Prescott picking up hooker Keith Elwell on the stadium lap of honour after Widnes had just beaten Hull KR 18-9.

Prescott, father of the legendary battler Steve Prescott, had joined Widnes earlier that season from Salford and enjoyed something of a swansong partnering Les Gorley in the second row.

Elwell, on the hand, was a long-serving Widnes legend who made a phenomenal 591 appearances for the club, scoring 87 tries.

Doug Laughton had rebuilt the 1980-81 side after losing a cluster of experienced players to the fledgling Fulham club.

And it culminated in a glorious day in front of 92,496 supporters in London with tries from Mick Burke, Mick George and Andy Gregory.

Lance Todd winner Burke kicked four goals with skipper Mick Adams dropping a goal.

In letting us have access to his pictures, Glen Cameron, who now lives back in Australia, said: "I covered Widnes rugby league club for just over two years whilst living in Runcorn.

"I also did other sports in the area as well as news as it happened.

"I won a national award for the picture that was carried in the World.

"I was pleased to see The Runcorn/Widnes World is still going. Fantastic.

"I was with them as a freelance almost from the start.

"I was called "Aussie Glen" but had plenty calling me "Sit down in front."

We have attached the winning picture and a cutting of how the award winner appeared in the World.