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The Heritage Blackpool newsletter is compiled by Heritage volunteers to
celebrate, embrace and promote Blackpool's past.

The Abana comes ahore

December 01, 2019

In the Winter edition of our newsletter, we commemorate the Abana shipwreck which took place 125 years ago on 22nd December. We look at two entertainers to tread the boards in Blackpool and explore the history of Clottu's Chocolate Shops. Which chocolate was your favourite? This and more in issue 28.

A Wilde night in Blackpool... as Oscar comes to town!

August 31, 2019

Autumn 2019. In this issue, read about Oscar Wilde's visit to Blackpool and the golden era of Blackpool paddle steamers. We also have a Heritage Open Days three-page special packed with fascinating local history!

Blackpool's Belgian Colony

May 31, 2019

Do you know where the name 'Blackpool' originates from? Find out in Issue 26 of the Heritage Newsletter. Learn about Blackpool's largely forgotten Belgian Colony and read the fascinating biography of Cuthbert Cartwright Grundy, the man behind the Grundy Art Gallery and a well know philanthropist in Blackpool. This and more in Issue 26. 

The People's Palace 1894 - 2019

In the Spring Issue of the Heritage Newsletter, read a potted history of The Grand Theatre, celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2019. Discover some of the treasures in our historic collections and our Heritage Assistant explores researching family history and how we can assist your research at the History Centre. 

Where Were the No1 and No2?

December 01, 2018

Ever wondered where the no.1 and the no.2 were? Find out in this edition of the Heritage Blackpool newsletter. Find out more about Charles Dickens stay in Blackpool, the Victory Ball riots and about why local resident Juliette Gregson loves Blackpool

Blackpool's First Remembrance Day

August 31, 2018

Discover the history of Blackpool's first remembrance day and how our current cenotaph came to be. Uncover how Luke Gannon entertained the Blackpool's revelers on the Promenade, the social history of Whitegate Drive, the Salvation Army and Carleton Crem

The Inimitable Charlie Cairoli

May 31, 2018

Celebrate Circus250 with Charlie Cairoli, discover the people behind the Winter Gardens and the people behind the graves in Layton Cemetery. Learn how a love of cinema in Blackpool turned into a career for Brian Hall and find out about Blackpool's first school

The Sands Express

March 01, 2018

Discover one of Blackpool's most intruiging events, the 'Sands Express', find out more about the history of Blackpool Victoria Hospital, the infamous Blackpool carnivals, Jaguar in Blackpool and ancient times on the Fylde Coast.

Festive Fun of Bygone Days

December 01, 2017

It's Christmas Day 1917 in this quarter's newsletter as we reminisce about festive fun in Blackpool. Learn about the sea disasters of 1886, the history of St John's Parish Church and the hidden gems of Layton Cemetery.

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