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:

Birley Street in Blackpool town centre

Birley Street in Blackpool Town Centre

Birley Street is at the heart of Blackpool Town Centre. The short pedestrianised area is home to bars, outdoor seating and those big arches!

Abingdon Street Market, Blackpool town centre

New Future for Abingdon Street Market

Abingdon Street Market is a heritage asset to the town. Now, it’s future is being secured through ambitious regeneration plans.

Entrance to Blackpool Central Pier in the 1930s

History of Blackpool Central Pier

Always designed to be a place of fun, in its early days that meant dancing. Take a look at the history of Central Pier with Live Blackpool.

Bonny Street Market Blackpool

Bonny Street Market gets a Reprieve!

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!

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…

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