Back in the school halls of Fylde’ past

They say your school days are the best days of your life. Just take a look at these wonderful archive photographs, taken across the last century at King Edward VII and Queen Mary Schools, to be transported back to the classroom.

Mrs Robinson (right) is invested with the CBE at Buckingham Palace, accompanied by her daughter, in 1969

50 years since Blackpool’s first female Mayor was appointed: Here’s to you, Mrs Robinson

She was the daughter of Ashton-Under-Lyme cotton spinner, orphaned as a child and at the age of 14 was ‘mother’ of a household.

Arnold School, Lytham Road, Blackpool, in April 1988

Memories of Blackpool school days gone-by

If you pass down South Shore’s Lytham Road, you will notice the absence of one familiar building.

Firefighters tackle the blaze at the Earl's Court amusement centre,'Blackpool, on February 13, 1944

Blackpool amusement arcade was left an empty shell by ferocious flames

“At one point flames were leaping 100ft into the dark sky and the whole of the centre of Blackpool was bathed in a lurid glow.”

Blackpool Tower postcard from Steve Gomersall's collection

Picture this! Blackpool postcards from back in time

In the second of our two-part glimpse into the past through postcards, we feature cards showing the sights of Blackpool and beyond.

Robert Greaves

Remembering a Fylde war hero, 100 years on

The second fallen war hero who coincidentally was killed on the same day, was Fylde’s Robert Greaves.

Brothers George, aged 32, William, 25, and James, 19, Moran, in 1917 during the First World War

Tragic tale of the band of Blackpool blood brothers

This band of brothers are George, William and James Moran, from Blackpool, and they all fought in the First World War.

Elmslie School, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool in 1985

Anyone for tennis? Serving up some Blackpool school memories.

As Elmslie Girls School’s centenary weekend is fast approaching next month, former pupil Mo Pemberton shares her memories:

Opening of Queen Mary School, Ansdell, 1930.

School’s out for good: Some of the Fylde coast’s lost schools

Prompted by the fact Elmslie School, on Whitegate Drive, would have marked 100 years next month, we delved into the archives for pictures of other lost Fylde Coast educational establishments.

Unknown family pictured on one of the postcards in Steve Gomersall's collection

Wish you were there? Collection of Blackpool boarding house postcards provides a picture of the past

Memory Lane reader Steve Gomersall brought in these delightful postcards to share with readers.

The historic St Michael's Church

Picturesque and historic Wyre village throughout the years

Take a trip back to a bygone era and relive some historic moments with our black-and-white archive photographs of St Michael’s On Wyre over the last century.

Blackpool police took delivery of eight scooters for patrol work in September 1959

The thin blue line of Fylde over the ages

They’re a well-known sight on Fylde coast streets and have been for close to 200 years.

Gazette advert for R Waring Ltd, Cleveleys, in 1953

Barry Band: The growth of the small screen on the Fylde coast

‘The Television Pioneers of the Fylde’ was how the firm of R. Waring Ltd, of 105 Victoria Road, Cleveleys, advertised themselves in the 1950s.

Samantha Byrom is holding a charity fashion night to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unity after her son Hendrix, now 2, was born 12 weeks permature

Mum’s fundraising event to help local children is on-trend

Blackpool mum and businesswoman Samantha Byrom has an extra special reason for hosting a charity fashion show.

Angela Westby with her niece Amelia Webster and the 15 inches of hair she had cut

"I decided I wanted to do something for Alder Hey... The care they give the children is amazing"

It was a real charity chop for Angela Westby.

Blackpool mum Samantha Byrom, who runs an online fashion boutique, pictured with her son Hendrix. She is preparing for a fund-raising fashion show for the Vics Special Care Baby Unit to say thanks for the care he received

Blackpool businesswoman to host fund-raising for Special Care Baby Unit

Blackpool mum and businesswoman Samantha Byrom has an extra special reason for hosting a charity fashion show.

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As the Mayor of Blackpool (Ald Joseph S Richardson, JP) speaks at the opening of the RAF exhibition on Princess Parade, a formation of RAF Hunters fly past, in 1962

On the wings of time: 100 years of the RAF on the Fylde coast

As the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary on Sunday, we take a look back at the RAF’s long and close association with the Fylde coast.

Church Street, Kirkham, shown here in December 1982

Take a trip through historic Kirkham

It has been described as probably the earliest inhabited locality in the Fylde district. And our archive photographs show Kirkham over the years.

Old Shovels Inn Common Edge Road with the New Shovels behind it 1955

Raising a glass to some of the Fylde coast’s most famous watering holes

Our archive photographs show some of the Fylde coast’s famous and oldest pubs back in the last century.

Station Road, Wrea Green, in December 1965

Life in black-and-white in picturesque Fylde village of the past

There’s something about Wrea Green which transports you back to a different time, even today.

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