Scales of Justice

Man Arrested and Detained for Theft of a Pen!

Monday 2nd January 1933 22 yr old Blackpool man Charles Rigby has been locked up and detained without bail on this day for the theft of a fountain pen from a shop in Dickson Rd, Blackpool. He was also accused of entering false information in the register of a boarding house in the same street,…

Early TV

Television in the Home

Monday 2nd January 1933 Several people at this time having heard of the invention of Television were becoming quite impatient wanting to know when this new invention would become available. It had been talked about for some time but was still only in the Laboratory stage of development. It is interesting to note that one…

Pre-War Buskers

Monday 2nd January 1933 Many people today get concerned when they here of evermore new technologies coming into the workplace, worried how it will affect them and their employment. But this is not a new thing as with the invention of what were then known as ‘talkies’ (films with sound) it almost overnight made many…

Mayor Fenton

A Mayors Address

Monday 2nd January 1933 It seems the start of the year 1933, Blackpool was optimistically looking to the future (or putting a brave face on it) with the town Mayor, Alderman T. Fenton proclaiming on the 2nd of January that; “we are turning a corner away from industrial depression!” This may have been over optimistic…

Mystery Runaway Car (More like a Journalist needing a story)

Monday 2nd January 1933 On reading some newspaper articles you really do wonder what the journalist was thinking when he or she wrote it. Take for instance this particular piece. A car was parked outside the owner Mr Longmire’s confectionery shop in Woodlands rd, Ansdell when it started to run away down the steep approach…