Blackpool Civic Trust

Gallery of Blue Plaques in Blackpool: A to C

Below is a list of Blue Plaques beginning with A to C.

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Alistair Cooke

10 Vance Road. Opposite the Central Bus Station on Central Drive. Alistair Cooke, the broadcaster famous for his Letters from America, moved here in 1917, later attending Blackpool Grammar School.
Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque, Alistair Cooke lived in Blackpool.

Abingdon Street Market (ex Police Station)

The plaque is located inside the front entrance of the market.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque, Blackpool Police Station was on the site of Abingdon Street Market from 1862 to 1893.


Adelphi Hotel

Church Street, opposite Pizza Express.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque, The Adelphi Hotel was built here in 1835 and was rebuilt in 1923.


Baileys Hotel

Plaque is on Princess Promenade on the colonades outside the Metropole Hotel by North Pier. One of Blackpool's earliest hotels, it was erected in 1776.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque, Bailey’s Hotel built in 1776 is now the Metropole Hotel.

 


Big Wheel (town centre)

Coronation Street wall of the Winter Gardens.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque, The Big Wheel was opened in 1896 and closed in 1928 next to the Winter Gardens.


Blackpool Municipal Airport (Zoo)

At the Zoo entrance. Woodside Drive. The Zoo buildings are still largely the old Art Deco style hangars.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque, Blackpool Municipal Airport was opened in 1931 and closed in 1945. It is now the Zoo.


Blackpool Tower

Plaque is currently not able to be located.


Blowing Sands

166 Common Edge Road, junction of Squires Gate Lane.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque, Blowing Sands is one of the few original agricultural cottages from the late 18th Century.


Bonney's Farm

King Edward Public House. Plaque is missing.


Borough Theatre

Bank Hey Street, near TK Maxx, very high up on wall.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque, Borough Theatre opened in 1877 and became Feldmans, Queens and was then demolished in 1972/3.


Central Library

Abingdon Street, Queen Street corner.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque


Central Picture Theatre

Central Drive, facing Reads Avenue, next to main car park.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque


Central Pier

Past the front entrance of the pier.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque


Central Station

The building has been demolished. Plaque missing. Photo BBC website.

Cornelius Bagot

251 Whitegate Drive. Preston New Road end. Cornelius Bagot gifted Little Marton Windmill, which is Grade II listed, in trust as a perpetual memory to local author Allen Clarke.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque

 


Church of the Sacred Heart

Talbot Road, close to Talbot Square. The first Roman Catholic Church in Blackpool was designed by Edward W Pugin.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque


Clifton Hotel

Talbot Square. The Clifton Hotel is on the site of Forshaw's that was built in 1780.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Blue Plaque

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