History

Are you fascinated with the history of Blackpool? Then you’ll love this section, packed full of interesting things! Why don’t you start with our potted guide to the History of Blackpool.

From quirky bits of old architecture to the growth of huge pleasure palaces, you’ll find something here. Be inspired to go and find out more!

Most Recent Updates in this Section:

Stanley Park 2019, photo: Elizabeth Gomm

Stanley Park – Blackpool’s Green Gem!

Beautifully maintained, with lots of facilities and an active Friends Group, Stanley Park is a green space for everyone. Take a look…

Church Street in Blackpool town centre

Church Street in Blackpool Town Centre

This page is about Church Street in Blackpool Town Centre. What’s there now, how it started and some ‘Did you Know’ moments…

The Blackpool Tower Lounge, Bank Hey Street entrance

Blackpool Tower Lounge

Blackpool Tower Lounge was a legendary drinking establishment, underneath the famous Blackpool Tower. It closed in 2014. 

Stored angling boats in the underground boat store at Little Bispham

Underground Boat Store at Little Bispham

Do you remember the underground boat store at Little Bispham? Built as a car park, then used as a boat store. Now filled in under the new promenade.

Blackpool Central Library

Blackpool Central Library

Blackpool Central Library is a beautiful building and well worth a look inside. Find it at Queens Street – not far from North Pier.

Bonny Street Market Blackpool

One last season for Bonny Street Market

We all love a market, especially when we’re on holiday. Good news for Blackpool Bonny Street Market which gets a reprieve for this year!

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