12 pictures of Blackpool like you've never seen it before

Blackpool has changed dramatically over the last 30 to 40 years, but can you imagine the changes over last 150 years?

Monday, 25th March 2019, 12:17 pm
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 12:18 pm
A general view of the beach at Blackpool South Shore in 1903, with Blackpool Tower in the background.

Take a nostalgic look back through these amazing images from Blackpool's past, including a time before the town's famous tower had been built.

The beach at Blackpool before the tower was built in 1880.
Regent Terrace at Blackpool, Lancashire in 1893.

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The south shore at Blackpool, Lancashire, from the South Pier in 1893.
Talbot Square in Blackpool, with the Theatre Royal and Talbot Dining Rooms in the background, circa 1893.
Bathing machines lined up on the beach in front of the North Pier in 1900
The entrance to Winter Gardens pavilion in 1903.
The entrance to Blackpool's Great Wheel in 1903.
A family preparing to take a donkey ride on Blackpool beach, 1903. Lancashire.
Blackpool sands packed with holidaymakers in 1932
The crowds at Blackpool beach, with the tower in the background in 1920.
22nd February 1939: The opera house under construction at Blackpool. Blackpool Tower is in the centre.
Illuminated rides at The Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, including a ferris wheel and the Big Dipper, 10th September 1955.