Beginning of the end for B&W television

Will the Christmas TV menus really be stuffed with repeats, as has been reported?


Looking at Layton in years gone by

The changing face of Layton can be seen in our selection of archive photographs.

St Annes Square covered in snow, in the 1960s

Days of winter past with south Fylde under a blanket of snow

Temperatures may have plummeted over the weekend, but they still couldn’t quite match some of those in winters Fylde experienced in the last century.

Lytham Road shops, in South Shore, close to the junction with Waterloo Road, in the 1950s

Then and now: The shops of yesteryear in Lytham Road

This week’s then and now takes a look at Lytham Road, in South Shore.

Highfield Road in the 1960s

Then and now: Changing face of Highfield Road, South Shore

These two photographs, taken nearly six decades apart, show how little has changed in the Highfield Road area of Blackpool’s South Shore.

Fairhaven Hotel, when the bulldozers moved in, in 1976

Serving up happy memories of a much-loved Fylde pub

Some readers may recall the old Fairhaven Hotel, on Clifton Drive, Fairhaven. The original building was constructed in 1895, by Boddingtons Brewery.

Tom Blasson, secretary of the Ribble Cruising Club, was the first person to shake Lieut Commander Eric Sumner by the hand, as he stepped ashore from Francette at Lytham Creek on his return from his  journey to the United States

A historical Fylde homecoming

What about this for a warm welcome? More than 40 years ago, crowds lined the Lytham foreshore to salute the courage of Lt-Cdr Eric Sumner, whose 7,000-mile sailing feat to America and back in his boat Francette had captured the imagination of Fylde folk.


Poulton hospice friends harvest in the funds

A coffee morning with a harvest theme raised a tidy £695 for Trinity Hospice.
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