33 amazing retro pictures of Blackpool in 1972 and 1973 from power cuts and fires to Concorde fly past

The Year 1972 was a year of turbulence – and disaster.

A plane crashed at Pontins, there was a horrific incident at Blackpool Victoria Hospital when an eye doctor stabbed three children and there was a fire at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It was a year of strikes in industry but it was also a year of new attractions in Blackpool. Roll on to 1973 and while Blackpool Zoo elephants took a bath, electricians were fixing bulbs to the top of the Tower for the illuminations.

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