These have rarely seen the light of day and were buried in The Gazette’s archives.
There are some great pictures which remember Bispham through the years from it’s quaint days as a quiet village and it development as a true community. They cover the decade back to the 1950s, they’re a real treat.
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1. Bispham Memories
Bispham village looking west along Red Bank Road from All Hallows Road Photo: National World
2. Bispham Memories
A bike leans against the village store, an old man sits in his doorway taking in the sun, children play and neighbours chat - and the old Ivy Cottage was still standing. Few cars around to disurb the peace. This was Bispham in bygone days Photo: National World
3. Bispham Memories
This was 1935 and shows the underground car park at Little Bispham. It now houses fishing boats for a local sea fishing club Photo: National World
4. Bispham Memories
This fabulous picture has no caption - it is Bispham but where? Photo: National World
5. Bispham Memories
Another scene of Bispham village in May 1953 Photo: National World
6. Bispham Memories
Looking towards a simplified Bispham roundabout with the familiar library in the distance, 1950 Photo: National World