Memories of Blackpool

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 (...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 (...Read full memory)

My parents spent annual holidays at Taberners boarding House in Albert Road, Blackpool Central, when they were young children, and upon hearing of their eventual courtship and engagement many years later, the then owners vowed to postpone the sale of the boarding house until they were to marry and have their honeymoon (...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 in the early (...Read full memory)

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