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Memories of Blackpool

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 (...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)

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

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