Blackpool's Seaside Heritage
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 Mar 2014
        9920233
        9920233

        Main Summary

          Blackpool is Britain’s favourite seaside resort. Each year millions of visitors come to walk on its three piers, ride donkeys, enjoy shows at the Winter Gardens, scream on the thrilling rides at the Pleasure Beach and ride the lift to the top of the Tower. Generations of holidaymakers have stayed in its hotels, lodging houses and bed and breakfasts and all have succumbed to its delectable fish and chips.

          Two centuries of tourism has left behind a rich heritage, but Blackpool has also inherited a legacy of social and economic problems, as well as the need for comprehensive new sea defences to protect the heart of the town. In recent years this has led to the transformation of its seafront and to regeneration programmes to try to improve the town, for its visitors and residents.

          This book celebrates Blackpool’s rich heritage and examines how its colourful past is playing a key part in guaranteeing that it has a bright future.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Matthew Whitfield
          Allan Brodie

          Author Information

          Senior Investigator at English Heritage
          Investigator at English Heritage

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          116

          Number of Pages

          156

          ISBN

          9781848021105

          Contents

            Acknowledgements

            Foreword by the Chair of English Heritage

            Introduction

            Early Blackpool 1750-1840

            The arrival of the railway 1840-1870

            Blackpool after 1918

            Blackpool in the early 21st century

            Notes

            References and selected further reading

            Other titles in the Informed Conservation series

            Gazetteer

            Reviews

              Blackpool's Seaside Heritage is eye-catchingly presented with high quality photographs (historic and contemporary), maps, illustrations, and a gazetteer of sites which make the book accessible and engaging.
              Anna Woodham
              The Historic Environment, Vol 5, No 3, November 2014