Packed proms and busy beaches: Traditional Blackpool holidays in pictures

Holidaymakers looking for accomodation in Central Blackpool 60 years ago
Holidaymakers looking for accomodation in Central Blackpool 60 years ago
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Our archive photographs capture the essence of the traditional seaside holiday on the Fylde coast throughout the last century.

People certainly did like to be beside the seaside, as these packed scenes in years gone-by show.

Jugs of tea for the beach, oysters and - of course Blackpool rock - were waiting for the crowds on the Golden Mile in the 50s

Jugs of tea for the beach, oysters and - of course Blackpool rock - were waiting for the crowds on the Golden Mile in the 50s

Scene picture of the crowds on the beach at Blackpool from 1895

Scene picture of the crowds on the beach at Blackpool from 1895

Cleveleys Promenade and beach were crowded as record numbers of visitors to The Fylde coast enjoyed the sunshine in June 1963

Cleveleys Promenade and beach were crowded as record numbers of visitors to The Fylde coast enjoyed the sunshine in June 1963

Singer and TV presenter Marti Caine with holiday makers on the North Pier, in 1978

Singer and TV presenter Marti Caine with holiday makers on the North Pier, in 1978

Holiday makers swarm round Lytham 's paddling pool in the heat of 1954

Holiday makers swarm round Lytham 's paddling pool in the heat of 1954