Blackpool, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Tower Buildings

Site of the present Blackpool Tower

A memory of Blackpool by Mick Fielding

Victoria Hospital Blackpool

I was a student nurse at BVH. from 1966-1970, and have very fond memories of other students, especially Christine Townsend, who I last saw in the early 70s. We spent many an evening at the Gaiety bar on north pier and The Queens at Cleveleys, especially when Jimmy Rose was playing there. We all worked and studied ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackpool by brendaishani

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