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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1. How we used to live
This iconic picture wraps up 1970s playgrounds. It's everything you remember and shows youngsters enjoy the rocking horse in Stanley Park in the 1970s. Are you in the picture? We know three of them are Anthony, Christopher and Graham Brennan Photo: Submit
2. How we used to live, 70s and 80s
A great photo taken at Tempo in its 1970's heyday, Central Drive Photo: Submit
3. How we used to live - 70s and 80s
This picture was taken on Central Drive and accompanied a story about the timeless problem of rubbish and litter. Do you recognise the area? Photo: National World
4. How we used live 70s and 80s
Our welcomed holidaymakers were having the time of their lives with their families at Pontins in this truly retro scene which shows the Noddy Train ready for off Photo: National World
5. How we used to live - 70s and 80s
Striking Blackpool binmen on the picket line outside the Rigby Road depot in October 1984 Photo: National World
6. How we used to live - 70s and 80s
This photo was taken in the 1970s at St Nicholas CE Primary School and was found inside a time capsule. Are you pictured? Photo: Bill Johnson