In pictures: Blackpool and the Fylde as a 20th century camping holiday haven

YMCA holiday home and camp, Bispham Lodge, Blackpool
YMCA holiday home and camp, Bispham Lodge, Blackpool

They may not have been five-star luxury or had all the mod cons, but in the early to mid part of last century, camps on the Fylde coast were a very popular choice for holidaymakers.

Our archive pictures show how some of the holiday camps looked.

Holiday Camp at Bispham

Holiday Camp at Bispham

Lucas Holiday Camp, Norbreck

Lucas Holiday Camp, Norbreck

Guests at Cullen's Silversides holiday camp in Slinger Road, Cleveleys stayed in ex army tents and huts. Mr Cullen was choirmaster of Sacred Heart church, Thornton.

Guests at Cullen's Silversides holiday camp in Slinger Road, Cleveleys stayed in ex army tents and huts. Mr Cullen was choirmaster of Sacred Heart church, Thornton.

Squires Gate Holiday Camp, later Pontin's Holiday Camp, in 1936

Squires Gate Holiday Camp, later Pontin's Holiday Camp, in 1936

One of the bedrooms at The Mary MacArthur Holiday Home for Working Women, Breck Road, Poulton, 1940s

One of the bedrooms at The Mary MacArthur Holiday Home for Working Women, Breck Road, Poulton, 1940s

The exterior of The Mary MacArthur Holiday Home for Working Women, Breck Road, Poulton later became a teacher training college and then Wyre Civic Centre

The exterior of The Mary MacArthur Holiday Home for Working Women, Breck Road, Poulton later became a teacher training college and then Wyre Civic Centre