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

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.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 1:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 2:02 pm
YMCA holiday home and camp, Bispham Lodge, Blackpool

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

Holiday Camp at Bispham
Lucas Holiday Camp, Norbreck

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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
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