Newsletter Archive

Welcome to the archive page, which provides access to newsletter from 2016/17. If you require a specific back copy of the newsletter, please contact the Community Heritage Coordinator on 01253 476633 or email beth.garlington@blackpool.gov.uk


Blackpool Heritage News Issue 18, February 2017

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BHN Issue 18

Highlights from Issue 18:

Stanley Park's 90th Summer

A celebration of the 90th summer will take place on Saturday 8th July, when Edward Stanley 19th Earl of Derby will recreate the moment his Great Grandfather opened the park in 1926. 

Learn more about the opening and the creation of the park in the July newsletter. Article written by Barry Shaw.


Also:

Keeper of Animals and Deckchairs (45th Anniversary of Blackpool Zoo)

Keeping Blackpool Memories Alive (Lancashire Memories)

The Collapse of Redmans

Brooks Memorabilia


Blackpool Heritage News Issue 17, February 2017

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Issue 17 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..........

Showzam

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.....


Blackpool Heritage News Issue 16, December 2016

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A New Life for an Old Blackpool House

 

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.



plus more:
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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