These fabulous pictures round-up Blackpool in 1960.
More than 60 years ago, these retro photos remember elephants from the Tower Circus being exercised on the prom, ice skating on Blackpool FC’s pitch, inside the Saddle Inn and repairing the top of the tower.
1. Blackpool, 1960
A congested Blackpool seafront 1960 Photo: submit
2. Blackpool, 1960
Traffic along the Illuminations on Blackpool Promenade in September 1960 was, according to Publicity Director Harry Porter, "the busiest lights weekend we have ever known" Photo: staff
3. Blackpool, 1960
The Odeon Cinema, The Crescent, Cleveleys, in 1960, shortly after it was announced that it would be sold Photo: staff
4. Blackpool, 1960
Christ Church Vicarage, Queen Street, Blackpool was demolished in 1960 the site, next to the Grundy Art Gallery Photo: staff
5. Blackpool, 1960
Blackpool RNLI crew with the lifeboat Sarah Ann Austin ready for their practice run to rescue a "ditched airman" in conjunction with a Royal Navy helicopter Photo: staff
6. Blackpool, 1960
This 60 feet deep shaft in Reads Avenue, Blackpool was part of the main drainage scheme tunnelling operation to reduce flooding in Mere Road, Collingwood Avenue, and Queen Victoria Road in 1960 Photo: staff