One photo shows Princes Way at Little Bispham leading to the seafront and new technology is noted. The flooding road-closed sign is described on the back of the photo as a motorway type warning. It was taken in November 1982.

Memory Lane: How historic weather events have battered the Fylde coastline

Forever at the mercy of the elements, the Fylde coastline has seen its fair share of battering winds, storms and floods.

Whilst many local people will remember key storm events, such as the well documented Great Storm of 1987, or Fleetwood being submerged by the tide when the seawall burst in November 1977, there have been scores of other flooding events. Freak rain storms and super high tides have caused chaos across the coast, particularly at this time of year.
As well as the more memorable storms, we’ve picked out a handful of weather pictures from lesser known events caused by the elements. Readers may remember some of them.

A car partially submerged in Norcross Park during the Great Storm on 1987
A car partially submerged in Norcross Park during the Great Storm on 1987
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An ambulance caught in flood water in Chatsworth Avenue, Fleetwood in October 1960
An ambulance caught in flood water in Chatsworth Avenue, Fleetwood in October 1960
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A scene in November 1977 looking towards Anchorsholme pumping station, showing the damage to the footpath by rough seas
A scene in November 1977 looking towards Anchorsholme pumping station, showing the damage to the footpath by rough seas
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