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
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
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
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
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
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.
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, ...Read full memory
Site of the present Blackpool Tower
My brother Tommy Nevett,my sister Annette Smith and I Sheila Kirkman nee Nevett were all christened at this church many many moons ago.
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
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