23 retro pictures which go behind-the-scenes at Blackpool Airport in the lost days when we could fly out for a holiday

These brilliant pictures bring together memories of Blackpool Airport, spanning several decades from the 50s to the 00s.

The departure lounge, restaurant and bar, check-in desk and some rare scenes of the air traffic control tower (who hasn’t wanted to have a look inside there!) are all featured as well as pictures from the Tarmac of the runway. Blackpool Airport is still a vital business facility but the days when we could just jet off to Spain or Tenerife... they are missed.