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

Blackpool In The Fifties

I spent many happy holidays in Blackpool as a child. We would set off on a coach from Rochdale it would be either Ellen Smith's or Yelloways There would be a kind of competition as to who would see the Tower first coming near to Blackpool. Then sheer heaven would follow. There was Fairyland Olympia the Pleasure Beach ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackpool by circassion87

Baby Cheyenne!

My only son, James ,was born in Glenroyd Maternity Hospital in March 1964 weighing in at a tiny 5lb 4 oz. In the next bed, I had made friends with a lady whose mammoth son born a day later, weighing 17lbs! I promised that my Jamie would take care of her boy in the hospital nursery and make sure he wasn't bullied by the 'big ...Read full memory

The Queens Bars In Cleveleys

I was a part of a double cabaret act in the 60's. My then husband and I were Ricky and Jackie Day...we both sang and played guitars. We were resident at the Queens Bars in Cleveleys for summer seasons and my son James was Born at Glenroyd Hospital in Blackpool in 1964. Peter Blythe was a budding Medical ...Read full memory