Who can remember this? King Kong at The Tower in 1984Who can remember this? King Kong at The Tower in 1984
Who can remember this? King Kong at The Tower in 1984

23 photos of Blackpool and the town centre in the 1980s

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These photo gems turn back the clock to focus on Blackpool through a decade

Who can forget the sight of King Kong perched at the foot of Blackpool Tower? The massive – 85ft in fact – inflatable star came for the 90th birthday of Blackpool Tower. The giant ape was quite a sight, peering down on the people below – and no doubt distracted one or two motorists along the Promenade. Some of the long gone shops are pictured and so is the dawn of a new era - when Houndshill opened. And there were urban issues too - abandoned cars and a derelict boating pool. In case you missed it: Streets of Blackpool long ago Blackpool's coldest winters LOVE LANCASHIRE? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Visit our Facebook page: Lancashire Nostalgia

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