Bank Hey Street as it was in 1972Bank Hey Street as it was in 1972
Bank Hey Street as it was in 1972

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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