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The town's very first reference was in Bispham parish records of a Christening in 1602 when the Fylde Coast was nothing but marshland and the odd building.
The information about those early days, it's roads and buildings is limited and sketchy but what we do know is that it wasn't until the mid-1700s that Blackpool began to take shape.
It's main building boom was in the 1800s and early 1900s.
The pictures used are for illustration purposes and do not date back to the mid-1700s. They simply help explain how Blackpool's journey began.