Blackpool, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Blackpool and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Spencers Chalet Site

I am trying to trace Spencers chalet site which was situated in Singleton, Blackpool, going back to the 1960s. I have recently visited the area and I think it may have been on the Windy Harbour site or nearby. It was owned by James and Emily Openshaw. I would be most grateful if anyone can relate to the site or ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackpool by Janet Boyle

Day Tripper

I was raised in Manchester 1943-1967 when I emigrated to the US. I remember special Excursion Trains, that left from Victoria Train station to Blackpool usually on Bank Holidays. We packed jam butties and tea in a thermos and our cossies just in case it was warm enough to go paddling in the sea. I can remember rides on donkey's ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackpool by kaykay8888

Days Out In Blackpool In The Forties And Fifties

Between the years 1944 and 1956 my family and I lived in Preston, Lancashire and from there it was only a short ride on the train or bus to Blackpool, where we spent many happy days. This photo shows the sands and the wooden steps up to the promenade as I remember them. My mother preferred to ...Read full memory