Blackpool seafront in the 1980s – 16 amazing scenes which remind us how the resort used to look

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These photos capture the magic of Blackpool as a prime holiday destination in the 80s.

The packed promenade, cars bumper to bumper and thousands of people soaking up the sun on the beach, evoke nostalgia and show why Blackpool has always been a premier seaside resort.

The sun baked promenade between Central and South Piers in April 1987 at Easter

Some of the buildings have changed and there are scenes which show the Illuminations above the promenade, some of which are long gone. Photos of the donkeys, a scene of North Pier and other general views of the seafront are featured.