Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Lancashire coast in England. It is famous for its cemented place as “the archetypal British seaside resort.” It is a perfect holiday resort for everyone. It became a prominent tourist spot when a railway was built in the 1840s connecting it to the industrialized regions of Northern England.
Blackpool’s heyday came to an end shortly, spurred by industrial decline, the rise of cheap holidays to Spain and other warm Mediterranean countries, and improved road infrastructure, making short day trips more popular than more extended stays.
These beautiful vintage photos show Blackpool in the 1950s when it was a famous tourist spot. Ice creams, donkey rides, saucy postcards, hats, and people are enjoying their time.