IT IS around 1930 and we are looking south down All Hallows Road to Bispham centre, proving just how rural the village was 80 years ago.
What a contrast to the bland flat-roofed buildings filling that same space today.
Both pictures come courtesy of regular Memory Lane contributor Andrew Jenkinson, who says: “This really is a scene that has changed beyond recognition.
“The cottages on the left would be empty by the late 1960s and, due to foundation problems, for years they had large wooden buttresses supporting them. Buildings along this side were demolished in the 1970s with new shops and offices erected. Opposite stood the newsagents that would become my grandparents’ business in the late 1930s, then handed over to my father who ran it until 1964.”
Andrew says: “The Old England pub in the distance was built in the 1930s in a mock Tudor design, replacing the original pub The Albion.”
He adds: “Ironically the small wall on the right of the older photograph is still there today and I clearly remember playing on it when I was just four years old. Nice to know some things have survived the bulldozer!”