The Grand Needs a Few Grand

Friday 7th March 1975 Just like the Norbreck Castle Hotel at the time the Grand Theatre was also in financial difficulties. If they could find £5000 per week to save the Norbreck Castle then why couldn’t they do the same for the Grand Theatre? The local paper on this day in 1975 suggested. They said…

Did you Know?

Did you Know in the late 18th Century the local Blackpool Newspaper used to print a list of people staying in the town. This was done by the Hoteliers who saw it as a cost effective way of promoting their Hotel and paid the paper a hapenny for the service. Most people staying in the…

Did you know?

Did you know that in the early 50s saucy seaside postcards which today are synonymous with seaside resorts all over Britain, were once seized by the Police with several shopkeepers being charged for stocking them as they were seen as a threat to moral society alongside Rock ‘n’ Roll and Hammer Horror films. In Blackpool…

Did You Know?

Did You Know how Uncle Tom’s Cabin got its name? In the late 1800s it was a wooden cabin like structure which sold sweetmeats and ginger beer and was owned by a man named Thomas Parkinson who was known to locals as ‘Uncle Tom’ hence the name. Unlike many believe this was some time before…

Blackpool – Trouble In Paradise

Friday 28th February 1975 What Blackpool… Paradise… I hear you say? Well, that’s how many people who came to Blackpool in the 1950s saw it, I am quite sure the younger generations from the same areas would not take the same view. But then again, if I am honest, they are witnessing a totally different…