21 historic pictures of Blackpool in the 1800s as the resort was taking shape

We’ve tried to go back as early as possible with these photos to show how Blackpool was shaping up in the 1800s.

One of the oldest pictures in our archives shows the promenade – minus the Tower. Others show scenes dotted around Blackpool, streets, the beach and early attractions. They are a warm, nostaglic look from days which can only be imagined through photographs…

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