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.
Blackpool Operatic Players perform with all the bouncy confidence of TV stars reviving 'The New Moon' at the Winter Gardens Pavilion. This is not surprising considering the group impressed millions of TV viewers on Opportunity Knocks before they performed on stage in Blackpool Photo: National World
Summer show star Danny la Rue received a giant stick of rock after switiching on the Illuminations in 1972. The Talbot Square crowd also heard Danny talk to Concorde pilot Brian Trubshaw, recorded earlier in the day as the jet swept over the Fylde Photo: Historical