26 pictures bring back fond memories of old Pontins Holiday Camp near Morecambe

Middleton Tower Holiday Camp near Heysham opened with great fanfare in 1939.

The camp was owned by Pontins from July 1955 until its closure in October 1994, and became a flagship Pontins holiday destination.

For almost four decades, its chalets, entertainment centre, theatre, swimming pool and pub made it an ideal choice for family summer holidays.

But all good things must come to an end and it eventually closed in 1994, leading to the abandonment of the site.

At one point, the Government did consider the holiday camp as a potential prison but the plan never got off the ground.

By 2008, the holiday camp had been redeveloped as a retirement village and gated community with bungalows, flats and other facilities.