Blackpool's Houndshill shopping centre

The Houndshill over the years - and what's next for Blackpool's shopping centre after £48m sale

Here we take a look back at Blackpool's Houndshill shopping centre over the years - and how it has changed.

As Blackpool Council stepped in to buy the Houndshill for £48m - days after receivers were called in - it could finally signal the next step in the complex's evolution.

Life before the Houndshill - how the area looked in the 1960 before the shopping centre was built
Life before the Houndshill - how the area looked in the 1960 before the shopping centre was built
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Archive photo from 1978 showing construction work underway on the Houndshill shopping centre
Archive photo from 1978 showing construction work underway on the Houndshill shopping centre
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Building work on the expansion of the Houndshill in 2007
Building work on the expansion of the Houndshill in 2007
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The work was part of a major 30m expansion of the flagship shopping centre
The work was part of a major 30m expansion of the flagship shopping centre
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