15th June 2024
Blackpool has seen massive changes in the last 120 years. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was the leading holiday resort in England, famous for the entertainment on offer, its Illuminations and the Pleasure Beach, which drew millions of visitors annually. The population grew massively as the town continued to boom through the two World Wars, but as people began to holiday abroad the town’s popularity declined. Blackpool has been regenerated in recent decades, and the pace of change has been rapid, with large-scale development of areas underway or still planned.
Blackpool Reflections features an exciting collection of historic and modern pictures that are individually merged to reveal how the area has changed over the decades. Each of the 180 pictures in this book combines a recent colour view of Blackpool with the matching sepia archive scene. Through the split-image effect, readers can see how streets, buildings and everyday life have transformed with the passing of time. This fascinating visual chronicle ingeniously reflects past and present glimpses of Blackpool and will be of interest to residents, visitors, local historians and all those with links to the area.