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Few towns conjure up such stirring impressions as Blackpool. Cheerfully unpretentious and brash with all the trimmings one would expect of a traditional seaside resort, Blackpool remains the iconic resort town, but there is more to its richly coloured history than you might think. This absorbing collection of images reveals the changing face of the town during the past century. Over 200 old postcards and photographs - many never previously published - help highlight Blackpool's remarkable transformation from a fledgling resort. Aspects of everyday life in the town are featured here, including social occasions, the pleasure steamers that once plied their trade from the piers, seaside entertainment and old cherished street scenes of bygone Blackpool. This book is a valuable pictorial history, which will waken nostalgic memories for some readers, whilst offering a unique glimpse at the past for others.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752444949
ISBN-10: 0752444948
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson is an accomplished writer with a keen interest in local history. His other titles include 'Rhyl' (2006) and 'Llandudno' (2005). His latest book features rare picture postcards from the author's extensive collection.

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