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Blackpool’s Experience of War


The essay seeks to compare experiences of Blackpool and two other resort areas in wartime. The findings show two fundamental differences in that experience. On the one hand continued occupancy levels and sustained leisure facilities. 53 more words


Lifeboat 150: The 'Abana'

In this the second article commemorating the legacy of 150 years of the lifeboat, we look at the first major engagement of the Blackpool Lifeboat ‘Samuel Fletcher’ as she battled through heavy seas to support the foundering Norwegian flagged, 1200 ton barque ‘Abana’. 336 more words



My camera is in for repair.

The tool got damaged whilst in Blackpool, recording the ‘weather bomb’. Water made it through the weather seals, so the electronics have failed. 489 more words

2014, The Year That...

2014, The year that…

I ran a mile for Sport Relief. Grew a dodgy moustache for Movember and wore a Christmas jumper for Cash for Kids. 356 more words


Courage and Honour on the Fylde

Blackpool and the Fylde heritage is widely known. However, a part of our proud heritage is less known and appreciated. The town has close links with 6 winners of the highest Gallantry Awards, the Victoria Cross and George Cross. 1,158 more words


Local Visits: Thornton Station

Visit  Date:                            03 June 2014
Place Visited:                       Thornton Station (Preston & Wyre Railway)
When was it built?              1927 To a standard design, the same as the station at St Annes on Sea. 247 more words


Chelsea 2-0 Hull City ~ Early goal and red card seal Tigers fate

13th December 2014 Saturday Stamford Bridge – It went wrong early for City when a clear foul by the blues went unpunished and the move ended in a goal for Hazard in the 7th minute out jumping some poor deffending in front of goal. 863 more words

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