Blackpool Civic Trust

Blackpool Heritage Trail 2012

A walk in Blackpool.

Blackpool is a comparatively young town but has many interesting buildings and sites that contain many interesting stories, particularly in the world of entertainment. In fact, if it isn't getting carried away, it is unlikely that many towns have such a collection. Take as examples the tower and its ballroom or the Winter Gardens with its fine halls and rooms.

 

Blackpool Heritage Trail on Video

The video for the heritage trail has been released and is on YouTube. It is in several videos, one for each building, but will play continuously, or you can pick and mix.

Please note the Syndicate, former ABC, has been demolished.

The text is contained under the video.

Click here for YouTube and click on the black square of the video when it says 'play all'.

Thanks to Blackpool 6th Form College for putting together the video.

A map of the route is available on Google Maps:

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Blackpool Heritage Walk 2012

The full route of the walk is a distance of about 4 miles or pick and mix. The items on the list are:

1a Start at West Street Car Park
Start and end, go to Point 1 The Mitre Inn.

1 Mitre Inn

2 Roberts' Oyster Bar

3 Blackpool Tower

4 The Woolworth's Building

5 The Edith Centre

6 Albert Road Spiritualist Church

7 Riley's Snooker Hall
Turn left here for a shorter route.

8 Salvation Army Building

9 Anderlea

10 Raikes Parade Methodist Chruch

11 Leamington Road Synagogue

12 Raikes Hall Hotel

13 The Crown, formerly No.3

14 Palatine Technical College

15 St John's Primary School

16 Stanley Arms

17 The Syndicate Club, former ABC (now a car park)

18 Gillespie's Bar

19 Churchill's Bar

20 Washington Bar

21 Cedar Tavern

22 Cobbled Wall and Flags

23 St John's Church

24 The Wave

25 Winter Gardens

26 The Grand Theatre

27 Scruffy Murphy's

28 Municipal Buildings

29 Barclay's Bank

29 Abingdon Street Market

30 Abingdon Street Post Office Building

32 Liverpool & Martin's Bank

33 Blackpool Town Hall

34 The Counting House

35 Royal Bank of Scotland Building

36 Sacred Heart Church

37 Sacred Heart Presbyteria and School.

38 Blackpool Central Library

39 Springfields Methodist Church

40 Funny Girls

41 Duke of York

42 Banks Street Unitarian Chapel

44 Baptist Tabernacle

43 North Shore Methodist Church

35 Princess Cinema

46 Cenotaph

47 Metropole

48 North Pier

49 Colonnades

50 Clifton Hotel

51 Feldman's Arcade

52 The End, West Street Car Park
The end of the circular walk
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Theatre Heritage Trail

Another heritage trail leaflet with a podcast has been created related to Blackpool Theatres giving an insight into the history of existing and past theatre buildings.

This can be read by clicking here

The podcast can be downloaded by clicking here.

The leaflet is best viewed in a narrow window.

 

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