9 wonderful images that capture the essence of Blackpool in its heyday

From a sea lion on a 1930s motorbike, to circus elephants being unloaded at the docks, these iconic images of Blackpool in its resort heyday certainly capture the feel of the town.

Friday, 26th April 2019, 3:40 pm
Updated Friday, 26th April 2019, 4:29 pm
Getty Images archive picture, shows a performing sea lion at a circus in Blackpool riding pillion behind a bathing belle, in June 1935
Getty Images archive picture, shows a performing sea lion at a circus in Blackpool riding pillion behind a bathing belle, in June 1935

These wonderful archive pictures capture the essence of Blackpool in its heyday as a popular seaside resort

A holidaymaker tries her skill at the wheel (Pic: Hulton Archive/Getty)
Actress Evelyn Holt (Pic: Edward G Malindine/Topical Press Agency/Getty)

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A woman receives information leaflets about holidays from a publicity van belonging to the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company, Blackpool. (Pic: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Two women enjoying a game of leap-frog, in 1936. (Pic: Fox Photos/Getty)
Miss June after her parachute jump. (Pic: Central Press/Getty Images)
Live figurehead posing in front of stonework at Blackpools outdoor pool in 1936 (Pic: Nick Yapp/Fox Photos/Getty)
A member of the Blackpool lifeboat crew takes it upon himself to feed the local seagulls during the winter months, in 1934. (Pic: Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Men at work on the girders of a new switchback along South Shore, in readiness for the Easter holiday crowds, in March 1934. (Pic: Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty)