Posts tagged “Blackpool Central Pier

Blackpool Central

All three of Blackpool’s piers had walkie cameramen in operation.  This nice example is from Dave Gardner, and was taken we think on the Central Pier.  The low roof and tower at the end of the entrance building are quite distinctive. David says the young lad is his father, out with his parents, so dates this to around 1938. He is clutching the obligatory wooden beach spade and tin bucket. It was taken by the Blackpool firm of Walkie Snaps.

Gardner family c1938


Blackpool Doodlebugs

V2 boxV1 and V2 rockets on display in Blackpool at the end of the war? It sounds very unlikely but the evidence is there in these three walking pictures. Read more about this unusual seaside attraction on the site here.