25 brilliant pictures to take you back to Blackpool in 1972

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.