Landmarks are the familiar sights we instantly recognise.
They are the markers we head for, the trigger points when we know ‘we are there’ or, at least, in the right area of an unfamiliar town.
These photos by no means exhaust the list of local landmarks but they are some of the ones we love, drive past, aim for and in some cases only remember, as they have been lost to history. They are all from the decade of the 1990s and show how some have changed in the last 30 years.
1. Landmarks 90s
Blackpool Tower painted gold for its centenary, the Odeon Cinema on Dickson Road and The Manchester - this was how they looked in the decade of the 1990s Photo: National World
2. Landmarks of the 90s
Blackpool's landmark Water Tower at Leys Road, at the top of Warbreck Hill - mid 90s Photo: Dawn Castle
3. Landmarks 90s
Depending on which direction you come from, Oxford Square junction is a gateway to Blackpool. This was in 1999. Check out the cars... they're a blast from the past Photo: Dawn Castle
4. Landmarks 90s
The jewel of our amazing resort - this was when Blackpool Tower was painted gold for its centenary year Photo: National World
5. Landmarks 90s
Norbreck Castle Hotel as it was in 1997 Photo: submit
6. Landmarks 90s
This is the Metropole Hotel in 1998. It's one of the resort's oldest hotels and back in the 90s it was known as Butlins Metropole Hotel Photo: historical