Seaside memories: How Blackpool has made a lasting impression on tourists
The winter carries on but the resort is counting down the days until it bursts into life again for another summer season.
We look back this week at photos from Getty Images archives which show Blackpool through the decades.
Right back to the 1800's people would venture to the coast for some sunshine and a well earned day out.
There’s even one picture which shows the beach with its promenade backdrop in the days before Blackpool Tower was even built! There aren’t many photos like that...
More Fylde Coast photos can be found here: Snow pictures: How the bitter winter of 1981/82 gripped the Fylde Coast