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Blackpool Collection

One of Britain's most popular seaside excursions

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With its soaring tower, Punch and Judy shows and popular donkey rides, in the late 19th and 20th centuries Blackpool beach became one of the country's most popular seaside excursions

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Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Station

Blackpool Station
9th July 1934: The Fylde Coast Express leaving Blackpool Station on its inaugural trip to London. Blackpool Tower is in the background. (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower
circa 1950: Built in 1894, and modelled on the Eiffel Tower, the tower at Blackpool dominates the towns skyline standing 158 metres tall. (Photo by George H. Hall/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations
Illuminations on the promenade at Blackpool, Lancashire. Blackpool Tower is in the centre

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Donkey Ride

Donkey Ride
18th April 1938: Four bathers on a donkey ride on Blackpool beach at Easter. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Opera House Construction

Blackpool Opera House Construction
The opera house under construction at Blackpool. Blackpool Tower is in the centre

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Well Lit Blackpool, 1938

Well Lit Blackpool, 1938
3rd September 1938: Visitors admiring the windmill, one of the illuminations at Blackpool, Lancashire. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Sunset, North Pier, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK

Sunset, North Pier, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Sunset on a nearly deserted North Pier in Blackpool, Oct 2011. A couple are taking an early evening stroll with a baby in a buggy on the beach below the pier

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Storm batters Blackpool with massive waves

Storm batters Blackpool with massive waves
Storm Ciara hits Blackpool with Massive waves and flooding at high tide on Blackpools front

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Antique photograph of seaside towns of Great Britain and Ireland: Blackpool

Antique photograph of seaside towns of Great Britain and Ireland: Blackpool

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Gale

Blackpool Gale
Pedestrians holding onto their hats and grouping together for protection against the 80 miles per hour gale force winds in Blackpool

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Cart Chassis

Cart Chassis
circa 1940: A cart chassis parked on a street in Blackpool, Lancashire. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Shelter

Shelter
Vitorian shelter on promenade in Blackpool Lancashire

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool beach

Blackpool beach
Solitary person with small dog on beach with roller coaster in background at Blackpool, England. Photographed on medium format, black and white film

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Pier with sea, Blackpool, UK

Pier with sea, Blackpool, UK
Pier with sea in Blackpool, UK

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Contrast In Styles

Contrast In Styles
Three women on Blackpool promenade during a heatwave. One wears a divided skirt and the other a straight skirt, both over swimwear

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Lights

Blackpool Lights
Illuminated rides at The Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, including a ferris wheel and the Big Dipper, 10th September 1955. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Donkey Riders

Donkey Riders
1903: A family preparing to take a donkey ride on Blackpool beach, Lancashire. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: High angle view of the North Pier

High angle view of the North Pier
Oban is a resort town on the West Coast of Scotland famous for its fish and seafood. It is a popular tourist destination.The North Pier

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool memories

Blackpool memories
View of 518ft Blackpool tower (1894) and pier, processed

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Aerial Coastal View of Blackpool

Aerial Coastal View of Blackpool
Blackpool is Britains favourite seaside holiday town and is situated on the West Coast of the UK in the County of Lancashire

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Seafront

Blackpool Seafront
circa 1920: The crowds at Blackpool beach, with the famous tower in the background. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Father with children (10-13) on beach, view through pier supports

Father with children (10-13) on beach, view through pier supports
Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, March 2001

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Beach

Blackpool Beach
circa 1910: A view of Blackpool Tower across the beach from Blackpool Pier. (Photo by Alfred Hind Robinson/A H Robinson/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Antique scientific engraving illustration: Blackpool Tower

Antique scientific engraving illustration: Blackpool Tower

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Unloading Elephants

Unloading Elephants
23rd May 1928: Elephants from the Blackpool Whitsun circus being unloaded at Tilbury docks. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Ye Silent Twins

Ye Silent Twins
24th April 1926: Two Manchester City supporters in London for the cup tie. They are Ye Silent Twins wearing the outfits that won them 1st prize at the Blackpool Carnival. (Photo by H. F)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower
circa 1893: Blackpool Tower near South Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Regent Terrace

Regent Terrace
circa 1893: Regent Terrace, with the Blackpool Tower in the background, on the seafront at Blackpool, Lancashire. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: South Shore

South Shore
circa 1893: The south shore at Blackpool, Lancashire, from the South Pier. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Seaside Lights

Seaside Lights
16th September 1933: Blackpool illuminations. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Fairies

Blackpool Fairies
Workmen preparing one of the new set pieces, depicting fairies, for Blackpools famous illuminations in Lancashire. 300, 000 bulbs will be used in various set-pieces and the display will cost ?13, 000

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Well Lit

Well Lit
Visitors admiring the windmill, one of the illuminations at Blackpool, Lancashire

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Human Ants

Human Ants
A birds eye view of a crowded shore at Blackpool, Lancashire

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Bird Samaritan

Bird Samaritan
A member of the Blackpool lifeboat crew takes it upon himself to feed the local seagulls during the winter months

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Beach Training

Beach Training
Carman Pomies balances Jeannette Brataux on the beach at Blackpool, during a training session for their French Ladies Football Team

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Swallow Dives

Swallow Dives
16th August 1939: Swallow diving at an outdoor swimming pool in Blackpool, Lancashire. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: White Windmill

White Windmill
circa 1950: The windmill at the south end of Blackpool. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Beach

Blackpool Beach
17th September 1934: A team of horses hauling pleasure boats down to the sea on Blackpool beach at dawn. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Lights

Blackpool Lights
Blackpool illuminations at night, 16th September 1933. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Market

Blackpool Market
1903: Blackpool market with the famous Blackpool Tower in the background. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Racer

Blackpool Racer
A female competitor at the Blackpool Motor Races. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Crowd At Blackpool

Crowd At Blackpool
1920: A crowd on the beach at the popular resort of Blackpool. Blackpool Tower is on the left. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Crowd At Blackpool

Crowd At Blackpool
1920: A crowd on the beach at the popular resort of Blackpool. Blackpool Tower is on the left. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Seaside Tower

Seaside Tower
circa 1895: Blackpool tower. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Terrace

Blackpool Terrace
circa 1893: Regent Terrace at Blackpool, Lancashire. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool Beach

Blackpool Beach
1903: A general view of the beach at Blackpool South Shore, with Blakpool Tower in the background. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens
1903: The entrance to Winter Gardens pavilion in Blackpool. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageBlackpool Collection: Blackpool North Pier

Blackpool North Pier
circa 1900: Bathing machines lined up on the beach in front of the North Pier, Blackpool. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)



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