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Memories of Blackpool

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 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)

Born in Victoria Hospital. Grew up on Knitting Row Lane, Out Rawcliff. Worked at Fox's Biscuits and Big Jim's Black Horse Boddington pub in Kirkham. Worked in the engineering shop at the Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Had to deal with 'mods' and 'rockers'. Got chased down the promenade by a bunch of girls who (...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)

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