Blackpool, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Visiting Blackpool Illuminations As A Child

Around the year 1950 a coach would take all the children in our road on a trip to see Blackpool Lights. Those days they called the coach a charabanc.  Does anybody remember that name?  How happy all the children would be going on that trip to Blackpool. I remember very well  leaving ...Read full memory

Roses Everywhere For You Now Jimmy

The saddest of news. A member kindly sent me a link about Jimmy Rose and I was delighted to find old pictures of him. Looking further, I discovered that Jimmy died just two years ago. However, it does illustrate the value of this site, and the generosity of members who give their time to respond as they do. My search for my old friend is now ended, but the memories are still there.