13 rarely seen Blackpool pictures showing how we used to live in the 70s and 80s

Children on a playground rocking horse in Stanley Park, a packed beach of windbreakers and the discos of the 70s are reflected in this nostalgic set of photos from 50 years ago.

They are snapshots of a long-gone culture, which for many of us seems like yesterday. It was a time of change, when decimalisation came in, strike action on the picket lines and when holidaying at home was still a big thing.

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