The quarterly Blackpool Heritage Newsletter

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Blackpool Heritage News is created by Blackpool Heritage Champions to celebrate and promote Blackpool's heritage. Blackpool Heritage News is about you, your past and your present.

The newsletter is quarterly and paper copies are distributed around Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. On this website, you will find the online versions (pdf) to read and download.

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Blackpool Heritage News Issue 19, September 2017

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Heritage Newsletter Issue 19

Highlights from Issue 19:

The Arc Lights

When Blackpool was incorporated as a borough in 1876, Dr W H Cocker was elected as its first mayor. He was described by a fellow Alderman as '...supplying the motive power to make the Municipal wheels turn with celerity'. It was Dr Cocker who in 1878 became 'the leading spirit' in the project for the Blackpool Electric Lights.

Read the full story, written by Louise Thornton, by clicking the link above.


Heritage Open Days (plus at a glance section)

The Girl in the Spotty Dress

Seaside Silver Screens: Blackpool's Cinema Heritage

Blackpool Victoria Hospital: 1894 - 2017