Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower at 125: Witness the birth of this iconic northern structure

As we approach the 125th anniversary of Blackpool Tower opening this fascinating set of images capture the structure being built

The foundation stone of the grand project had been laid on September 25, 1891 by the resort’s MP Sir Matthew White-Ridley. There followed a three year construction project as the now famous red tower gradually rose above the resort.

Ceremony for the laying of the first foundations of Blackpool Tower in 1891
Ceremony for the laying of the first foundations of Blackpool Tower in 1891
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Foundations of Blackpool Tower being laid in the 1890s
Foundations of Blackpool Tower being laid in the 1890s
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Foundations of Blackpool Tower being laid in the 1890s
Foundations of Blackpool Tower being laid in the 1890s
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Foundations of Blackpool Tower being laid in the 1890s
Foundations of Blackpool Tower being laid in the 1890s
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