Blackpool, Lancashire
Blackpool is a seaside town on the Lancashire coast, about 40 miles north of Manchester. In
1846 a railway link to the town was completed and this resulted in a rapid growth of tourism and
of the town itself. The 158 metre tower, based on the
Eiffel Tower, opened in 1894. During the
second world war my mother often took me to Blackpool to stay with my aunt who ran a
boarding house in
Bispham. It was also fairly safe from bombing !! The number of tourists has
fallen greatly since the 1960s when people began flying to the Mediterranean resorts, but
Blackpool remains one of the country's most popular holiday spots.
Old Postcard, Blackpool, Aerial View
Blackpool, Talbot Square
Blackpool, Aerial View
Blackpool, Aerial View
Blackpool North Pier
Blackpool Maxim Flying Machine
The North Pier about 1910.
Old Postcard, Bispham
Blackpool Tower and North Pier
A 1939 postcard of Bispham.
This aerial view is from 1925.   
A postcard mailed in 1905.  
Victoria Pier, Blackpool
Blackpool Promenade and North Pier
The Victoria Pier was Blackpool's third pier. It opened in 1893 and was
later - 1930 - renamed the South Pier. This postcard was mailed in
Blackpool Illuminations
Blackpool Illuminations
Blackpool Illuminations
Blackpool, Stanley Matthews, Stan Mortensen
In 1953 Blackpool
beat Bolton
Wanderers 4-3 in the
FA Cup Final, after
being 3-1 down. Stan
Mortensen scored 3
goals but the match
will always be
remembered as the
Stanley Matthews
match for it was his
performance which
inspired the team and
laid on the goals for
Mortensen. This
postcard shows
Matthews and the
victorious team with
the Cup.
Blackpool Tower Ballroom
The Tower Ballroom, with a full orchestra playing. Remember Reginald Dixon ?
South Shore, Blackpool, Old Postcard
Blackpool, Princess Parade
An undated postcard of "Maxim Flying Machine, Blackpool, Travelling
40 Miles an Hour".  
An excellent quality real photo postcard from 1917.
Blackpool, North Pier
A view of Blackpool from the North Pier, posted in 1918.
Blackpool Storm
Blackpool Front
An undated postcard of the beach.
Blackpool Beach
Children on the sands, 1915.
Bispham Church
Bispham Village
Bispham Village in the 1930s.
Bispham Church where my cousin was married in the late 1940s. This
postcard is from 1905.
Blackpool View from Tower
A 1918 view from the Tower.
Talbot Square from the Tower.   
Three postcards of the Illuminations.
Princess Parade.   
Did You Know.... that Alastair Cooke, the
broadcaster and journalist, went to Blackpool
Grammar School ?
Did You Know.......that the world famous
menthol lozenges "Fisherman's Friend" were
developed and produced in Fleetwood in 1865
by James Lofthouse ? They are still produced
in Fleetwood today by this family run business
- have a look at
their website !
And Did You Know............that Cynthia
Powell, who was John Lennon's first wife, was
born in Blackpool in 1939 ? They were
divorced in 1968 when Lennon left her for
Yoko Ono.
And Did You Also Know...........that Chris
Patten, Conservative Politician and former
Governor of
Hong Kong, was born in Cleveleys
in 1944 ?
Follow this link for the official Blackpool
Football Club website.
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To read about Blackpool's three piers follow
these links :
North Pier     Central Pier   South Pier
Blackpool Tower
The top of the Tower.   
Blackpool, Talbot Square
An excellent view of Talbot Square.    
The Queen's Drive, Norbreck
The Queen's Drive, Norbreck.
Blackpool, Adelaide Street
Adelaide Street.
Bispham Church
Bispham Church.
Blackpool, Talbot Square
Talbot Square.
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The view from the Tower, looking north.
Two views of the North Pier.
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