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