We are throwing back the years with these fabulous pictures of Blackpool in the year of 1958.
It’s outside living memory for many of us and so bring a glimpse of our town 65 years ago. Who knew that gangster Al Capone’s car was sold through auction in Blackpool? Dramatic floods under the railway bridge on Devonshire Road, snow capped roofs and football great Jimmy Armfield’s wedding are among these great pictures which wrap up a year.
1. Blackpool, 1958
Christmas parade for RHO Hills in 1958. Photo: Ron White Photo: Submit
2. Blackpool, 1958
Marks & Spencer in Church Street Photo: Submit
3. Blackpool 1958
Work continues on the Central Promenade subway during the summer of 1958 Photo: Submit
4. Blackpool, 1958
Trailer Tram Coastal Tour. The 'Progress' twin tram car 276 at the start of it's first official run to Fleetwood in April 1958 with Blackpool Mayor Ald. H Grimbleston, at the controls. Photo: staff
5. Blackpool, 1958
The Choir at Devonshire Road Juniors. Included in the picture are Marilyn Taylor, Susan Ashton, Viv Twemlow, Katherine Lord, Dallas Porter, Bob Hirst, Chris Mitchell, Alan Blofield, Paul Smith, Alan Noble and Jimmy Quigley, Miss Peet and Mr Powell are also in attendance Photo: Submit
6. Blackpool, 1958
Marks and Spencers Christmas party 1958 Photo: Submit