EAW026225 ENGLAND (1949). The village and the seafront, Bispham, 1949

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Title [EAW026225] The village and the seafront, Bispham, 1949
Reference EAW026225
Date 15-August-1949
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Place name BISPHAM
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District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 331060, 439934
Longitude / Latitude -3.0480998564886, 53.850849522367
National Grid Reference SD311399

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Villa Farm owned by Robert Butcher till 1854,farmed by Robert Dewhurst from approx 1908 to 1938,then the Gebhard family till it was knocked down for St Bernadette's and its buildings.

trevor hall
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 02:14:58 PM
Thornton windmill (Marsh Mill)

blackpoolpete
Friday 21st of February 2014 04:47:01 PM
Pye's farm. At the date of the photo still wholly dependant on horses, his tractor appeared around 1952.

blackpoolpete
Thursday 20th of February 2014 11:04:59 AM
Bambers farm, soon to be demolished

blackpoolpete
Thursday 20th of February 2014 10:52:16 AM
"Fernleigh", known to locals as "the big house". Miss Poole, the last occupier was a regular sight in her governess cart in the early 50's

blackpoolpete
Thursday 20th of February 2014 10:36:50 AM
"Ivy Cottage" a noted refreshment stop in Victorian and Edwardian times for those visitors to Blackpool who desired a relaxed excursion away from the hoi polloi. Demolished early 60's.

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 10:03:36 PM
St. Bernadettes church under construction?

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:53:06 PM
Bispham fire station, originally the offices of Bispham with Norbreck U.D.C. until 1918 when it merged with Blackpool.

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:49:18 PM
This was also the site Bispham UDC power station, in use until it merged with Blackpool council. Bispham wanted to take a supply from the tramway power station but could not get agreement so they built their own which was later converted to the library.

stewpot
Saturday 1st of August 2020 09:48:33 AM
This area is now the Bispham campus of Blackpool & Fylde college.

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:37:02 PM
The Red Lion pub with the remains of the floors of the original building on All Hallows rd. behind. The buildings with dark roofs to their right were for many years Bispham Laundry.

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:34:01 PM
The bandstand/shelter on the lower prom. Known to generations of local kids as "The Dollshouse"

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:27:29 PM
Dominion Cinema, redeveloped in the 60's

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:22:32 PM
Church farm fields, now the site of Montgomery High School opened 1958

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:13:43 PM
All Hallows church the mother church of Blackpool, the first church on the site dating from Norman times.

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:09:30 PM
Lentworth ave, then newly built.

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 09:02:13 PM
Norcross civil service site, one of several sites built locally during WW2 to accommodate civil service departments moved away from the Home counties to safer parts of the country. Currently (2014) being demolished as redundant.

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 06:02:32 PM
Bridge end farm owned by William (Billy) Smith, local entrepreneur, the chimney is part of the animal products rendering plant.

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 05:55:26 PM
Old England pub

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 05:47:51 PM
Blackpool & Fleetwood tramway(later taken over by Blackpool council) Headquarters and depot, now Sainsbury's car park

blackpoolpete
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 05:46:10 PM
Wasn't it Alpic wholesale store too in the 60/70s?

SueR
Saturday 2nd of January 2016 03:22:45 PM