Blackpool, The Tower And Central Promenade c.1955
Memories of Blackpool, the Tower and Central Promenade c1955
In 1958 I was a pupil at Blackpool Grammar School for boys. It was in Raikes Parade. At lunchtime, some of us would sneak out of school and go down Church St and end up in Woolworths which was housed in that beautiful Art Deco building near to Blackpool Tower. The main centre of attraction in Woolies was the 'Pick'n'Mix sweet counter, where for a few coppers, you could get a quarter of your favourite sweets to take back to school.
In 1958 I was a pupil at Blackpool Grammar School on Raikes Parade. At lunchtime it wasn't unknown for some of us to leave the school premises and walk down to FW Woolworths store near to the Tower. Here, a virtual cornucopia of confectionary was to be found. Pick'n'Mix was my particular favourite. I spent my school dinner money on sweets rather than 'meat and two veg' in the school dining hall. At one time everything would have been available for the princely sum of 6d, but even by 1958, prices were on the rise.
Memories of Blackpool
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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.