These pictures throw back to 1972.
It was a year of turbulence – and disaster. A plane crashed at Pontins, there was a horrific incident at Blackpool Victoria Hospital when an eye doctor stabbed three children and there was a fire at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It was a year of strikes in industry but it was also a year of new attractions in Blackpool.
1. Blackpool, 1972
Landaus parked in Ibbison Street Photo: submit
2. Blackpool, 1972
Concorde flypast drew the crowds Photo: Submit
3. Blackpool, 1972
Firemen search among the smoking wreckage of Pontins Aircrash Photo: Submit
4. Blackpool, 1972
The Coliseum Coach station closed in December 1972 until the following summer for complete rebuilding and, in 1987, a change of use to a coach compound was directly responsible for the creation of the Coliseum Trades Association. Originally an action group of hoteliers and other business people marched through the streets in support of their aims Photo: Submit
5. Blackpool, 1972
Blackpool Pleasure Beach fire, 1972 Photo: Submit
6. Blackpool, 1972
Father Christmas arrives at North Station on his way to RHO Hills store, Bank Hey Street Photo: submit