Lance-Corporal Jack Crookall

Lest We Forget

Monday January 7th 1918 Mr R. Crookall, Fisher St, Blackpool has received confirmation that his son Lance-Corporal Jack Crookall, Kings Liverpool Regiment has been killed on what would have been his last day of fighting, as he was to become a Lewis Gun instructor and had first enlisted in November 1914 at the tender age…


Blackpool Rotter

Tuesday 3rd January 1933 As the actress Thora Hird once fondly said of Blackpool, “Romeos, Juliets, smart alecs, rotters… all there all part of it.” Well Mr Alfred Hayden (28) of Topping St was definitely one of the rotters. He appeared in court today after obtaining money under false pretences in Blackpool from several people.

Brighter Beaches @ Lytham St Annes

Tuesday 3rd January 1933 Some people think that the idea of keeping our beaches clean is a fairly modern one, well as can be seen by this article the idea was nothing new. Suggestions had been put forward from residents of Lytham St Annes determined to tidy up and make more attractive the six and…

Lytham & St Annes Broadcast the First BBC National Radio Lectures

Monday 2nd January 1933 The lectures broadcast at the Ashton Pavilion and the Baths Assembly Rooms last night had been well attended garnering considerable attention. Lytham St Annes was the first town in the country to secure permission for the public audition of broadcasts and last night was the first of a set of 25…