Blackpool, St John's Church 1890
Memories of Blackpool, St John's Church 1890
My Grandfather and Grandmother were married in this church. My grandfather John Booth was a rock manufaturer - the Exhibition Rock Company in Gorton Street. I saw the lights being turned off in 1939 when the war broke out. My Father Ronald Monk had the first internal airline in the UK going from Blackpool to the Isle of Man and Liverpool. At the Isle of Man airport one can see the propellor from his seaplane. It was while doing this that he met my Mother Madeline Monk nee Booth.
Memories of Blackpool
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
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
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
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.