25 brilliant pictures to take you back to Blackpool in 1972
These pictures throw back to 1972.
By Claire Lark
Published 26th Sep 2023, 11:40 GMT
Updated 26th Sep 2023, 16:03 GMT
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.
Power cuts in 1972 were the result of the miners strike. Les and his Honky Tonks perform at the Royal Oak Hotel, South Shore. The headlights of a mini belonging to one of the regulars provided emergency lighting during the blackout in the pub Photo: National World
Church Street junction with Regent Road in 1985. The vacant lot was once owned by the Blackpool Bill Posting Company and was used for giant billboards which were set back from the pavement and seperated from it by a patch of grass and tiny iron railings. The site and the company's premises next door were sold to Waldron's builers in 1972 Photo: staff