EPW002056 ENGLAND (1920). The Central Pier, Blackpool, 1920

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Details

Title [EPW002056] The Central Pier, Blackpool, 1920
Reference EPW002056
Date July-1920
Link
Place name BLACKPOOL
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 330445, 435479
Longitude / Latitude -3.0564399284541, 53.81072849035
National Grid Reference SD304355

Pins

Toast rack Tram

Ginger79
Saturday 27th of March 2021 07:26:19 PM
My dad worked here on the corner opposite Central Pier:)

DWC
Friday 18th of October 2019 06:17:48 PM

Norman
Tuesday 24th of September 2013 07:43:39 PM
A pleasant ride for children and very popular - from pre WWI until 1962 when it and the 'Ritz' cinema were demolished to make room for the widening of Chapel St and construction opf the new (sic) police station and law courts. a real 'eyesore' building, out of touch with the essence of Blackpool.

My Grandparents moved into No1 Chapel St in 1913, to find that they had inherited a lodger 'Herr Minstermann' a German scenic artist who worked on presentation of the various 'Grottoes'and lodged at No1. He was interned as an enemy alien during the war (in the Isle of Man I believe) but returned after the war to complete his work.

Sandgrownun
Saturday 29th of November 2014 01:53:34 PM
York Street, a popular area for up market guest houses where my Grandparents ran an establishment at no.8 before WW2.

Norman
Tuesday 17th of September 2013 07:01:23 PM
This is the site of many excellent houses around East Street demolished to make way for a police station and law courts.

Norman
Monday 16th of September 2013 07:38:27 PM

User Comment Contributions

A great photo of Central Pier and swarms of people using it and the berach. The Pier is now quite built-up with unattractive buildings and ferris wheel, which was added in 1990 costing hundreds of thousands to strengthen the pier due to its size and weight.



Everything seems so much simpler and more pleasant in this photo.

Chris
Friday 29th of June 2012 08:56:53 AM