SD3036 : Blackpool Promenade, c.1958

taken 62 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Blackpool Promenade, c.1958
Blackpool Promenade, c.1958
The lower promenade on the North side of Blackpool, showing (top left) a view of the Victorian entrance pavilion on the North Pier - this was replaced with controversially modern building in 1966.

Today, this scene has very much changed; the promenade has been completely re-structured, and now all seating is at beach level. The north shore of Blackpool is by far the nicest part of the town, with *just enough* pleasantness to justify another visit for me, and the North Pier is nothing short of delightful. Unfortunately, the town seems to fall apart if you venture beyond the Central Pier, or worse, if you leave the promenade altogether. However, as tourism is beginning to turn back to Blackpool's favour, I am hoping that the whole town will improve.
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Contributed by
Oliver Mills   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
1958   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Pier (from Tags)
Blackpool North Pier 
Primary Subject of Photo
Promenade  Pier 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 362 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.0504N 3:3.4001W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 361
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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