1844 On the reverse of each map is a fairly thorough overview of the history of the area, which makes it doubly interesting. and deepened later to the Moss and renamed Spen Dyke. William inherited all his valuable land and buildings, and after becoming a general practitioner, he lived in a bungalow on Bond Street, before moving to his own bungalow “Bloomfield” in 1888, on Spen Gap Lane. The Union Baptist Chapel was built in Abingdon Street, the site is now occupied by the general Post Office. One of the first rides was Sir Hiram Maxim’s Captive Flying Machine built in 1904. William Cocker became first mayor of the Borough. Blackpool doesn’t rest on its laurels, and continues to shape, develop and grow. At that time there was no mention of Blackpool other Read Nick Moores history of Blackpool. This was raided and helped out the food supply and the wreck became known as "The Pea Soup Wreck". Head Man of the district had to keep clear of outlaws and Merenders. There’s more about the history of Blackpool South Pier here. 1852 1861 promise to families who had suffered in the support of his father. Grand opening of new Promenade. Discover All Cars for Sale from Blackpool Auto Centre, Independent Dealer in Cork,Cork on DoneDeal, Ireland's Largest Motor Marketplace. Local history goes back much further than that! 1820 In 1867 the Prince of Wales Arcade opened (now the site of The Blackpool Tower). Stores, both commenced advertising for visitors. In this year a ship called "The Fanny" was wrecked off the coast, she was laden with red and black flannel. The famous Wurlitzer Organ installed at the Winter Gardens July 14th. Years of underinvestment, the dividing of the community via the Blackpool bypass and other social and economic issues have hampered its growth over the years. The Reverend William Thornber published the first history of Blackpool. British Home Stores now stands on the site. The Church of the Annunciation on Great William O’Brien Street in Blackpool was officially dedicated on the 7th of October 1945. 1881 At this time, visitors to the coast enjoyed horse riding on the beach and walking on the six yards wide promenade. A Gentleman named George Cook started Blackpool's first Post Office and Lending Library. Other accommodation was offered at Bonny’s, (King Edward VII, Chapel Street), Elston’s (later the York Hotel), the Gynn, and in houses throughout the area. Even further than those holidays of the Lancashire Mill towns. The Wellington Hotel was built. Talbot Road Bus Station and Car Park opened It’s the earliest evidence of human habitation so far north in the UK. Central Pier opened Then in 1851, soon after marrying the daughter of another prominent landowner Henry Banks, William Henry Cocker bought Bank Hey House at the top of Victoria Street. 105CU At that time it ran along Bank Hey Street, Godfrey Edition maps from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s are fascinating to look at and compare to what you know of the area today. There was a wreck at The Gynn, the crew being saved by steering for a light in one of the windows of The Old Gynn Inn, The first mention of a Duke of Lancaster was in the year 1361. Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1897 saw the first illuminated tram travel on the seafront. The Cocker Tower in Stanley Park was erected in 1926 in his honour. During the Summer there was a Railway Disaster at Poulton Curve. Founded in 1891, the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society is one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland. now stands the Clifton. 1887 In 1837 his son-in-law built the first assembly rooms, the bulk of which still stands on the north-west corner of Victoria and Bank Hey Streets. 1555 Further East was a lake running East and West for four and a half miles, by half a mile wide. Twelve persons rescued by the Lytham Lifeboat. being the principal centres. The 1900’s saw the completion of many projects, each of them adding to the Blackpool experience of today. Photos of Blackpool circa 1868 by Helmut Petschler. This Pool had an overflow through a small Gynn which ran through what is now Manchester Square to the sea. It takes its name from the discoloured waters of ‘le pull’. CHAS has published a CHAS journal every year since its foundation as well as a full index of the journal. That was the discoloured stream draining Marton Mere and Marton Moss through peat lands. Blackpool Council is looking to appoint an architectural consultant partner for feasibility work and concept designs at Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone. Winter Gardens opened. The current Uncle Tom’s was built afterwards. The first mention of Blackpool is found in the Register of Bispham Parish Church, in which is recorded 1788 Fleetwood's lost railway - … about the present Bloomfield Road, right down to the Ribble Estuary and inland to near Hawes Side Lane. Irish sea at Rischall Point, receding to one mile further out at halfway down the coast (that would be Bispham), (400) Blackpool Parade Act for Promenade Development passed through Parliament. ... Blackpool, Cork. 1935 In 1863 North Pier was the first to be built, of cast iron on screwed piles. It’s the most comprehensive guide of EVERYTHING to do with the history of Blackpool. called it Fox Hall, here he entertained the Gentry of the district, including horse racing on the Hawes. Blackpool Library | Leabharlann na Linne Duibhe *Currently closed under Level 5 restrictions. The North Pier and Town Centre Map of 1910 tells us that by the mid 1700’s people were visiting the town, but the growth of Blackpool was a little behind Brighton, Southport and Scarborough. The population of Blackpool at that time was four hundred. Still in the distant past, but fast forward to much more recent times. This had an overflow at the West end, this ran through what is now Marton, and joined the Spen Brook in the vicinity Blackpool Historical Society is a local history society in the historic suburb of Blackpool, Cork. Another sea inundation further North in which Singleton Thorp was destroyed but the inhabitants or With the help of an original Ordnance Survey map from 1910 you can see just how this has happened. Blarney & District Historical Society Church of the Resurrection The Square Plots of land were allocated to landowners in Bispham, Layton, Great and Little Marton. Graf Zeppelin over Blackpool 2011. The society also runs a series of events including winter lectures and summer outings. In and around 1900, Cork's boxing strongholds were located in Blackpool, Mallow, Bandon and Cobh. Do you know anything about the Ellis brothers who apparently run Blackpool Post Office? © 2020 – The Rabbit Patch Ltd. All Rights Reserved. His father, John Cocker, had already built the first purpose-built place of entertainment – the Victoria Promenade. Owing to there being a bad summer and poor crops, food was scarce. 1880 1800 Creating colour from the environment creates a tangible connection to the land and draws attention to sustainability, history and heritage. This huge event drew crowds of 100,000 spectators. It’s still there and operating today, albeit with alterations made over the years. North shore promenade and colonnades stood well as a testament to Victorian Engineering. There was St. Cuthbert's Priory, situated where Lytham Hall now stands. as his second in command, they clashed with the Parliamentarians in the Battle of Wigan Lain and Sir Walter was killed Its design was by the noted Blackpool In 1889 the original Opera House was built in the Winter Gardens complex. 1866 South Shore Church rebuilt. Wreck of the "Arethusa", ten saved. In 1876, William became Blackpool’s first mayor and in 1896, its first Freeman. "William Hutton a Gentleman from Birmingham, published a small book entitled "A description of Blackpool". How a young performer began his career with an escape from Blackpool’s second lifeboat. continuing as a private residence for several years, eventually became a farm house and as Blackpool developed, The bracing fresh air from the Irish Sea has always been a draw to bring visitors to this coast. Once again the transport infrastructure had to be improved to cope with demand. A number of other venues opened in following years. Accompanied by a guide, visit the area's highlights, such as the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, the English Markets, and the Galtee … It might be closed for now but there’s plenty going on behind the scenes at Blackpool Winter Gardens… See what’s scheduled and coming up. Singleton Thorpe, just beyond Late 1860s, Prince of Wales Arcade opened. The cheap excursion trains from the mill towns of Lancashire saved them from collapse. and the space in front was an amusement park. Accompanied by a guide, visit the area's highlights, such as the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, the English Markets, and the Galtee … With a building full of attractions at its base, The Blackpool was … Rawcliffe Street Wesleyan Church opened. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. First Pier Company and Blackpool and Lytham Railways opened. North Pier opened. Look at this old British Pathe clip of Blackpool promenade from round about 1900. Seasonality of life in the resort also features then as it does now. 1750 In 1872, Dr. W. H. Cocker had bought the Prince of Wales arcade and turned it into a private aquarium and menagerie. the Pennistone rock at Bispham. Sign up for our weekly email newsletter. The household names of that year included Jimmy Brown and Jack Stout, while 1912 saw the arrival of Pakey O'Mahony and Lesley O Sullivan. and owing to the colour of the water was given the name THE BLACKPOOL. The Southport and St. Anne's Lifeboat capsized with loss of life. Blackpool Cemetery opened. Unitarian Church, Dixon Road, opened. Many of the villages in the area were later listed in the Domesday book of 1086. Within a few years they boasted a lake, racecourse, football and cricket ground, skating rink, aviary, monkey house, ballroom, theatre, switchback and many other attractions. First piped water. Required fields are marked *. To thoroughly understand the History of a District over a few Centuries you must know its Geography. The County of Lancashire was formed by the amalgamation of Six Hundreds, these being The Hundred of Lonsdale in the North, which takes in the North - Furness District including Lake Coniston and about Seven eights of Lake Windermere, Lancaster, Morecambe, nearly as far South as Pilling and across to the Yorkshire Border. to the wreck. Banks was fondly known as the “Father of Blackpool”. A building named the Grand Promenade was erected at the North East Corner of Victoria Street and Bank Hey Street. As with most places its streets, buildings and landmarks in Blackpool have changed with population growth over the years. Wreck of the St. Michael (September 18th) the Lifeboat It’s now a Listed Building. They enjoyed archery facilities and bowling greens. The first official reference to Blackpool in Cork City as an urban centre was in relation to the building of a Guard House in 1734 mentioned in the Cork Corporation minute book. The year after, in 1894, the beautiful Grand Theatre opened in Church Street. View a map of Blackpool, County Cork. two Bowling Greens. 1833 This photo shows it on display at the Harris Museum in Preston. In 1875, he offered Bank Hey and its adjoining land for the building of the Winter Gardens. Wreck of the "Mexico" off Lytham. A Roud is equivalent to one and a half square miles. Plus many more changes and improvements all over town. By now, huge numbers of working class people were coming to Blackpool, rather than the previous small numbers of visiting gentry. Part of its south wing survived in the Tower’s aquarium. 1826 This Army was commanded by Sir Thomas Tyldesley of Myerscough Lodge near Preston, with a son of the Rigbys of Layton Hall Independently published for you by The Rabbit Patch Ltd. Its design was by the noted Blackpool 1839 Brand development and market scoping. The Blackpool Borough Police Force established. Both armies were after the prize, He finally moved to Whitegate Drive. You can see it in the walls of the Mazzei Cafe (below). 105CU Your email address will not be published. The Population of Blackpool was now two thousand one hundred and sixty eight. This was built, owned, and run by Dr. Cocker the It started to develop several hundred years ago along the main road out of the city to Dublin and Limerick. strip of land about one mile wide and useless for years. Have a look at this next clip from the Mitchell and Kenyon Collection of Blackpool in 1904 –. The Fylde Coast had its share of Shipwrecks in the old days, and being sparsely populated it was a The society also runs a series of events including winter lectures and summer outings. Reg No. Marton Moss was a swamp and a small brook drained from it running North West, called Spen Brook this was widened Our Blackpool tramway is completely upgraded. Stanley Park Municipal Aerodrome opened by Prime Minister J Ramsey MacDonald Registered in Ireland: 523712. He died on 14 April 1911, being buried on the 18th of April in the churchyard of St John’s Church. A Spanish Vessel came ashore at Rossall Beach. The Hundred of Blackburn, taking up the Eastern half of the Centre Strip. and the Army defeated. They included Bailey’s, which is now the Metropole (above) and Forshaw’s (now the Clifton Arms). The stream ran alongside Blackpool Old Road and went into the sea near the present Manchester Square. The same fate happened to this cargo as happened to the lace and peas of previous wrecks. Join Blackpool’s Past – the Original Facebook Group. There were breaks in the display for the two World Wars but they’ve shone every other year since. Central promenade was completed between 1902 and 1905 and reclaimed 22 acres of land between North and South Piers from the sea. 1859 By this time, the existing railway line couldn’t cope with the large numbers of trippers wishing to visit. 1876 Its early development can be traced to it being on the main thoroughfare from Cork City to the north with roads leading to the important destinations of Mallow, Limerick and Dublin. In 1879 the Council held a grand fete and Blackpool Carnival to attract the crowds, including a ‘Naval Attack on Blackpool’. The single coastal railway line was rebuilt as a double track and linked with the Kirkham to Lytham line. Blackpool Credit Union Ltd is Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Unfortunately for Edward Tyldesley he was one to whom the King did not fulfill his promise, and after It was built thanks to the intervention of John Bickerstaffe, after whom the new council buildings are named. Have a look through the other pages in this ‘History‘ section. Blackpool received its Charter of Incorporation and became a Municipal Borough. Creating colour from the environment creates a tangible connection to the land and draws attention to sustainability, history and heritage. The country’s first permanent electric street tramway opened on 29 September 1885. 1889 of what is now known as Spen Corner, the junction of Waterloo Road, Ansdell Road and Hawes Side Lane. . On May 14th 1894 The Blackpool Tower opened to the world, with Sir John Bickerstaffe, a former mayor of Blackpool at the helm. 1643 After the death of Cromwell and the Restoration of the Monarchy, Charles the Second was very lavish with his 1786 1864 The Black Pool was situated in a hollow at the North end about the present 1863 During the autumn, a ship was wrecked on the Coast which, among other articles, was carrying a cargo of peas. Bonnies Hotel and the Lane Ends Hotel, afterwards called the County, now demolished to make room for Lewis's (473) Sitting on the beach for the day seems to have gone out of fashion, which is a shame. BLACKPOOL is a vibrant community with a unique character and the next two decades are set to be the most interesting in its history. Incredible by today’s standards. It was two days from Yorkshire and a full day from Manchester. Take a look at this British Pathe clip of Blackpool Carnival in 1923 –. 1779 (709). The present church was built in 1909. (Marked where the red pin is on the Google map below). End Of The Line Back In The Day Rail Link Southport Blackpool My Town Old Pictures Family History Genealogy. Blackpool landladies get a mention of course, all 3,457 of them at the date of the 1911 census. Discover our Company. In 1912 the first static illuminations were erected – known as ‘artificial sunshine’ – to welcome Princess Louise. Join us on social media, and don’t forget to sign up for your weekly enews for lots of interesting information, events, blogs and more straight to your inbox. Below is a picture of the brothers and the monument to them at the top of Dublin Hill and close to the house … Christ Church Mission built and consecrated 1870. 1934 There is no mention of Roman Occupation in any book that I have read, the nearest is Kirkham where the remains of a What remained of the first building was demolished in 1907 after erosion of the crumbling cliff on which it was perched. Parish of Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane The Parish of Blackpool has three churches, the Church of the Annunciation in Blackpool, St Olivers in Ballyvolane and St Brendan’s in the Glen. was all by hand, and in batches over a large area including the rough land in between, which the (2168). At this date there were Fifty Houses in Blackpool, a Theatre in a Barn in Lane Ends Street now Church Street and ... Blackpool, Cork. 1835 The first mention of the Hundred of Amounderness is the year 661. The centre is located in the former Wolsey Milling Building in the Subeam Industrial estate which opened its doors in 1932 until 1995. The Rossall Hoard is a complicated story of intrigue and mystery surrounding the Hesketh family, the founders of Fleetwood. In 1875 he opened it to the public. The Opera House, Church Street, opened June 10th with Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard. 1865 first Mayor of Blackpool, and was the real start of the Blackpool Tower. 1875 The Church of the Annunciation on Great William O’Brien Street in Blackpool was officially dedicated on the 7th of October 1945. The health giving properties of sea air was the main reason for visiting Blackpool. 1602 "Travers Lace" in homes all over the Fylde for years after. Dates are from various history books of Blackpool and the Fylde, but chiefly from the Government Survey Book Amounderness, published in the year 1934. Following an Act of Parliament in 1767 a tract of sandhills along the coast was enclosed. 1735 common thing for the inhabitants to help themselves before the Coast Guards or Excise Officers could get Blackpool Credit Union Ltd is Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. In 1899 the three tier promenade was completed between Carleton Terrace and the Gynn. The Aquarium, (now incorporated in the Tower) opened. Information | Eolas. However, the railways were suffering from a lack of funding. Gas Works built and Blackpool has its first street lighting by gas. However, the following years saw the resort in … Waddam Thorp, on the coast, a mile out from the present Squires Gate. than the Pool, so much for the geography of Blackpool and District. The Lake was Marton Mere and ran from about what is now East Park Drive to beyond Peel. The History Beamish & Crawford – ‘The history of an Irish brewery’ is available in hardback and online. Holiday accommodation is in the fifty or so houses along the seafront, some of which were residential. Chapel Street or Princess Street and the South near Spion Cop end of the Football Field. This Brook or Dyke emptied into a pool situated in a large Depression about a mile (in those days) from the sea, small Bath Building on the stump of the Roman Bath, were found when excavating at the beginning of the century. Commemorating the centenary anniversary of the killings of Jeremiah and Con Delany as a result of British forces retaliation to the Dillon's Cross ambush on the 11th December 1920 which also saw large parts of Cork City centre burned down. Talbot Bowling Tournament began. United Methodist Church, Adelaide Street built. Visitors continued their journey from Poulton station to Blackpool by horse-bus or wagonette. There is also the Roman Road running through Kirkham and on towards Fleetwood to the supposed Roman port of Portus ‘Foxhall‘ was the first house to be built in the area. In 1870 a new Promenade, with a sloping sea wall, was completed from South Shore to Claremont Park (just north of the Metropole hotel). In 1893 Victoria Pier, now called South Pier opened. was very sparsely populated, the two centres of Poulton and Bispham Primitive Methodist Chapel in Chapel Street opened. A ship called "The Crusader" was wrecked at South Shore, and a few Marton men were sent to Prison having Ernest Whiteside living in a two bedroom house at Fumblers Hill (bottom of present Cocker Street) The Railway was extended from Poulton to Talbot Road Station (now Blackpool North). Theatre Royal opened. 1789 Lytham & St.Annes on the Sea Lancashire - Local History - Blackpool photos c1868. Part of Bank Hey House still stands inside the Winter Gardens today. Central Station site is set to be redeveloped again, history of the Blackpool Illuminations here, Style, Comfort and Wellbeing at ICare Links View, Your New Kitchen from Robert Pallant Designs, Lockdown Tram & Bus Services from Blackpool Transport, The Escapologist and Samuel Fletcher of Manchester, the Talbot Road Assembly Rooms and Theatre Royal (the former Yates’s Wine Lodge and Addison’s night club). The Schooner "William Henry" with a cargo of flour and lard was wrecked at South Shore. Edward Tyldesley of Mains Hall, having his eye on Layton Hawes which He’s often considered to be the ‘Father of Blackpool’. Two passengers were drowned. 1876 Blackpool received its Charter of Incorporation and became a Municipal Borough. Marton Windmill, near the site of the present Oxford Hotel struck by lightning and destroyed, a girl was killed. Derelict by 1898. In 1970, the skeleton of an elk was found on a site at Carleton, opposite Blackpool Sixth Form College. Registered in Ireland: 523712. The Barque "Lexington" wrecked, crew of fourteen saved by new lifeboat. Address: Blackpool Library, Redforge Road, Blackpool, Cork T23 AP11 Seoladh: Leabharlann na Linne Duibhe, Bóthar na Ceárta Deirge, An Linn Dubh, Corcaigh T23 AP11 Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm | Closed for Lunch 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm 1836 1869 There were plenty of cheap tubs of lard for the South Shore people. South Shore Parish Church (Holy Trinity) erected. 1879 Continuing the history of Blackpool and growth of the town, the Central Station site is set to be redeveloped again. Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood transformed all that in 1840 with his Preston and Wyre Railway. this Inn stood in the centre of what is now Gynn Square and was very old, reported about 1700. The population of Poulton was seven hundred and nine. 1868 It is one of the largest and most popular resorts in the country. Blackpool South beach and pier in the 1980s. Live Blackpool is part of Visit Fylde Coast, for people who love this stretch of North West UK coastline. Assembly and Concert Rooms Company Owing to the sea erosion, the old Ross Hall and its accompanying building had to be abandoned. In 1894 The Blackpool Tower opened. A little later in 1872, extensive pleasure gardens were opened at Raikes Hall, to the east of the town. In this year it is recorded that there were two dozen cottages in Blackpool, and a small Inn near where It closed at the end of the 1898 season and in 1901 Raikes Hall and gardens were sold off for building land. Commemorating the centenary anniversary of the killings of Jeremiah and Con Delany as a result of British forces retaliation to the Dillon's Cross ambush on the 11th December 1920 which also saw large parts of Cork City centre burned down. the Tower Vaults and Cafe now stand. Plus Hudson’s (at Lane’s End) and Hull’s (on the site of Weatherspoons on the promenade). Parish of Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane The Parish of Blackpool has three churches, the Church of the Annunciation in Blackpool, St Olivers in Ballyvolane and St Brendan’s in the Glen. Given the long history of flooding in Cork City and Blackpool, and having carried out a Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study for the Lee Catchment, the Office of Public Works (OPW) recognises the high levels of existing flood risk in and around Cork City and Blackpool. In 1500, the West District of the Fylde 1532 Lytham Railway extended to Blackpool Central. The site of the current Coral Island became the principal station. The map shows the river Wyre as a tributary of the river Lune, hence the name Lune Deeps. amongst friends was able to march right up to Layton Hawes and alongside the Fylde coast without any interference, It also stipulated the layout of the long, straight main roads in the area, including Lytham Road, St Annes Road and Highfield Road. the Christianry on September 22nd of that year of a Child belonging to a Couple who reside on the Bank of the Black Pool. The original Uncle Tom’s Cabin was offering refreshments, music and dancing. finished up as Licensed Premises, the present Foxall Hotel. Fylde Water Works opened. The Preston Railway was extended to Poulton. This land was covered by the sea for years and then it receded to the present coast line, causing a Founded in 1891, the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society is one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland. one youth swept away and lost. Much appreciated if you know anything. Asite in Blackpool, Cork city, associated for generations with the Sunbeam factory, devastated by fire in 2003, and which was later earmarked for a … A man named Thomas Moore built the first houses at South Shore. Recent years have seen the transformation of The Tower under the management of Merlin. BLACKPOOL is a vibrant community with a unique character and the next two decades are set to be the most interesting in its history. Accompanied by a guide, visit the area's highlights, such as the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, the English Markets, and the Galtee … By the time of this 1910 map, visitor numbers were approaching 4 million a year. The History Beamish & Crawford – ‘The history of an Irish brewery’ is available in hardback and online. The Old St. John's Market opened. When the railways first emerged, the journey to Blackpool was a horrible one. Property Company and in 1889 acquired by the Standard Debenture Corporation Limited, who formed the Blackpool Blackpool received the Charter of Incorporation as a Borough on 21 January 1876. The following year saw new attractions opened including: Central Pier (below), only became well used in 1870 when Robert Bickerstaffe introduced open-air dancing for the “working classes”. Dublin Street and Hill in Blackpool were named after this route. To find out more, please click: Collins Press & Waterstones. Even in the early 1860’s there was still little entertainment to be found in Blackpool. My grandma was called Rita Ellis, a daughter of one of the brothers. Edward Tyldesley was one of these, for Get a feel for the scenery and history of both County Tipperary and County Cork without the need to rent a car on this day trip from Dublin. 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