These great photos show Blackpool promenade through the decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
It was a time of change. Central Railway Station was gone, the Palatine Buildings were being redeveloped and new arcades and amusement centres were springing up everywhere. Most of these photos haven’t seen the light of day since they first appeared in The Gazette years ago. They capture moments and remember part of our resort’s journey.
1. Blackpool scenes
The caption on the back of this picture from 1968 says - 'A view of the Golden Mile which shows the gold to be rather tarnished. But it is a small price to pay for the finished product which will give this world-renowned feature a new lustre and new force in attracting visitors.' It was the Golden Mile arcade going up Photo: National World
2. Blackpool scenes
This was January 1986 and draws attention to the 'last surviving section of the original Golden Mile'. This particular building was once boarding houses and was being remodelled by First Leisure Corporation Photo: National World
3. Blackpool scenes
February 1969. This photo shows Blackpool Central Beach new development - the Golden Mile Arcade Photo: National World
4. Blackpool scenes
This photo was taken in March 1985 and shows where the old Lucky Star arcade was before a huge blaze destroyed it Photo: National World
5. Blackpool Scenes
Central Car Park building dominates this scene from a promenade vantage point. The old train station was gone. Central Drive shops can be seen to the left. 1974 Photo: National World
6. Blackpool scenes
Side stalls on the Golden Mile Photo: National World