IT’S the Spring Bank Holiday, and many people will be flocking to the seaside to enjoy the half-term break.

This photo of Morecambe beach was taken in May 1956.

It may have been quite a while since the Lancashire resort was that crowded, but back in those days it was a hugely popular coastal destination for Bradfordians.

Known as ‘Bradford-on-sea’, Morecambe was where many folk went for day trips and holidays, and some retired there.

You could even buy the Telegraph & Argus there.

Attractions in the seaside town included Frontierland, now sadly gone.

But Morecambe, with its spectacular sunsets and pretty bay - dramatic Cumbrian mountains on the other side - remains a popular seaside resort. The splendid Art Deco Midland Hotel takes pride of place overlooking the bay.