These are the 9 people who have been honoured with blue plaques in and around Blackpool

In Blackpool alone there are more than 60 blue plaques across Blackpool and the Fylde coast celebrating famous people, buildings and historical events.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 2:13 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 5:32 pm
These are the 9 people who have been honoured with blue plaques in and around Blackpool

Across the Fylde coast there are 9 plaques that have been dedicated to people who left their mark on the area. Here we take a look at the people and stories behind them. You can read more about The Blackpool Civic Trust who are responsible for the issuing of the plaques in the resort and their maintenance here

The plaque is at Revoe Academy and was unveiled on September 6 2018.
The plaque dedicated to the broadcaster famous the BBC Radio 4 show Letters from America can be found at 10 Vance Road. He moved to the town in 1917 and attended Blackpool Grammar School.

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The plaque dedicated to Cornelius Bagot who gifted Little Marton Windmill, which is Grade II listed, in trust as a perpetual memory to local author Allen Clarke can be found at 251 Whitegate Drive.
Les Dawson was an English comedian and writer remembered for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona and jokes about his mother-in-law and wife. The plaque is displayed at The Bumbles, Islay Road, Lytham St Annes.
St Annes Optometrist Frank Dickinson pioneered contact lenses, developing the micro-corneal lens at his practice in St Annes Square, where the blue plaque is now displayed.
The plaque dedicated to the British actor, singer-songwriter and comedian, was unveiled by the Mayor of Fylde-Councillor Heather Speak at George Formby's former home on Inner Promenade, St Annes in 2012.
The plaque dedicated to the professional cricketer was unveiled by his daughter of at Blackpool Cricket Club in 2009.
The plaque dedicated to Lucy Morton, Blackpool's Olympic gold medal winner at the 1924 Paris Olympics, is at the Town Hall entrance, Talbot Square.
Plaques and artwork dedicated to both Jimmy Armfield and Frank Swift were unveiled at Revoe Academy and Revoe Library.