Long distance swimmer Julie Bradshaw took a chilly New Year's Day dip in the Irish Sea - and vowed 1981 will be the year she conquers the cruel sea. The 16-year-old Blackpool schoolgirl aims to be the first person to complete a three-way Channel swim this summer
Long distance swimmer Julie Bradshaw took a chilly New Year's Day dip in the Irish Sea - and vowed 1981 will be the year she conquers the cruel sea. The 16-year-old Blackpool schoolgirl aims to be the first person to complete a three-way Channel swim this summer

9 photos showing what the people of Blackpool got up to in 1981

We've dug deep into the archives to find these pictures of ordinary folk in the region

Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Last week we looked at pictures from 1980. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A look at some of Blackpool's favourite pubs in the noughties

Page 1 of 2