31 nostalgic Blackpool pictures from 1953 including old shops, street parties and FA Cup wins
We are rewinding the years with these fabulous pictures of Blackpool in the year of 1953.
By Claire Lark
Published 20th Nov 2023, 10:50 GMT
Updated 20th Nov 2023, 11:10 GMT
These pictures go right back to 1953 – an important year in the history of our resort.
It was the year Blackpool FC won the FA Cup at Wembley and also the year of the Queen’s Coronation. There are some wonderful street scenes which show Blackpool in a bygone era and long lost buildings.
25. Blackpool, 1953
The Coronation party at Peel in 1953, complete with a slap-up meal Photo: Submit
26. Blackpool, 1953
Blackpool Tower Circus hosting the 1953 world championship snooker final Photo: Submit
27. Blackpool, 1953
North Promenade with The Derby Baths in view in 1953. The Olympic-class complex opened in 1939 but closed in 1988 Photo: Historical
28. Blackpool, 1953
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise on the beach at Blackpool in 1953 Photo: submit
29. Blackpool, 1953
Coronation march in 1953 Photo: Submit