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This month's Blackpool Heritage News extracts:
Stanley Park Aerodrome
In 1927 Sir Alan Cobham was commissioned by Blackpool Council to recommend a site for the town’s Municipal Aerodrome. Cobham’s chosen site was on land east of Stanley Park owned by Sir John Bickerstaffe and partially occupied by Whinney Heys Farm. The area was acquired by the Corporation for aviation and sports use under the Blackpool Improvement Act 1928.........read more by downloading the newsletter
My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock
Ben Bullock, originally a miner from Burnley, had a sweet stall in Dewsbury market. He began experimenting with his own ideas and eventually created sweets with lettering running right through them..........
Blackpool’s festival of circus, magic and live performances, attracting early summer season visitors, comes to Blackpool for four amazing days this February half-term......
The Mystery of the Foudroyant's Anchor
Much has been written in recent years about the wreck of Nelson’s one-time flagship, Foudroyant, at Blackpool in 1897 and of artefacts from it. However, there has been no mention of its anchor, apart from an assertion that it was never recovered. As we shall see, this was not the case.......
What's on Guide in Blackpool:
Grundy Art Gallery
Blackpool Ghost Walks
Spring/Summer at the Grand Theatre
Blackpool Heritage News Issue 16, December 2016
Beaverbrooks House, an imposing red brick and stone house which has stood on the south side of Newton Drive since the 1890s, has been in the news since summer. Readers might have passed it on the right hand side on the way to busy St. Walburga’s roundabout between Victoria hospital and St. Mary’s School or perhaps have read about it from a double page colour spread in a September edition of The Gazette or even visited one of its friendly Open Days in August.
From a whimper and a limp to a song and a dance.
Hangar 42 Lytham St Annes Spitfire Visitor Centre.
Happy Memories of old Blackpool.
Foudroyant a thrilling spectacle.
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