Nurses made the most of the evening heat in 1976 washing cars to raise funds for the hospital league of friends
Nurses made the most of the evening heat in 1976 washing cars to raise funds for the hospital league of friends

20 scenes of heatwaves in Blackpool including the summer of 1976 and memories of the pools where everyone cooled off

The summer of 1976 is on everyone’s minds this week as the nation struggles with unprecendented temperatures.

By Claire Lark
Monday, 18th July 2022, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 11:40 am

Our archives are full of hot weather photos – we are Blackpool after all and where better to be to cool off in the heat? These photos are a selection of those images which tap into the most memorable heatwaves of 1976, 2003 and 2019 – the summers which broke records. They also feature the coast’s fabulous open air pools, which are all closed now, but back in the day provided the perfect alternative to a dip in the sea.

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