Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde

Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde

Share your old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde for everyone to share and remember.

Electrification of the Railway Line

The first couple of photos are more recent, but it’s amazing how you forget once a project is complete.

The first photos dates back to March 2013, when rebuilding Tithebarn Street bridge was in full swing.

Rebuilding Tithebarn Street Bridge, photo taken on 25.3.13
Rebuilding Tithebarn Street Bridge, photo taken on 25.3.13

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The next photo was taken by Visit Fylde Coast contributor Barrie C Woods, who helped to document the electrification of the railway line in photos.

Electrification of the railway line through Poulton
Electrification of the railway line through Poulton. Photo: Barrie C Woods

Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde – from about the 1980’s?

Many thanks to Robert Sykes who sent these photos in  back in 2015 for us to share with you. Robert’s uncle had recently died, and was a very keen photographer who had hundreds of photos in print and slide form. This is just a very small selection.

Bulldozer working in the Market Square, Poulton.
Bulldozer working in the Market Square, Poulton.

Do you know when this was, what they were doing and why?

Working on Poulton Market Square
Laying stone setts in Poulton Market Square
Repaving Poulton Market Square
Repaving Poulton Market Square
Old photo of Poulton Market Square
Old photo of Poulton Market Square

Old photo of Poulton Town Centre

Old photo of Poulton Town Centre

Old photo of Poulton Town Centre

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Changing Roads

Our friend, photographer Mel Jones, gave us this photo to share of the exact same spot before and after the construction of the River Wyre roundabout.

The ‘after’ photo is from 2010, so even that is an old shot now!

River Wyre Roundabout at Skippool, Poulton
River Wyre Roundabout at Skippool, Poulton

Mel also sent in these photos below to share, going back a bit further and looking at roads we all know.

An old view of Breck Road Poulton, from Mel Jones.
An old view of Breck Road Poulton, from Mel Jones.

An old view of Breck Road Poulton, from Mel Jones.

An old view of Breck Road Poulton, from Mel Jones.

Skippool Creek

Mel Jones also kindly shared these photos of sailing boats at Skippool Creek (which is technically in Thornton!)

Old boats at Skippool, shared by Mel Jones

Old boats at Skippool, shared by Mel Jones

Old boats at Skippool, shared by Mel Jones

Old boats at Skippool, shared by Mel Jones

Back to the 1950’s for Old Photos of Poulton

I’ve saved these photos with the caption ‘shared by Peter Lucas, photos from his father Leslie Lucas‘. I’ve got no other information in my records than that. Can you add anything?

Poulton Stocks in 1957
Poulton Stocks in 1957

Poulton Stocks in 1957

Thatched House Pub in 1950
Thatched House Pub in 1950

Diana and Jerry got in touch in Nov 2018 to say they thought they knew who Peter Lucas was. They write: “I think Peter was Leslie Lucas’ younger son. In the 1950s, they lived in one of the roads off Blackpool Old Road. They were parishioners at St John’s RC church, and Peter and his older brother Gerard attended St Joseph’s College in Blackpool. I believe Leslie worked for British Rail and they moved (to Kettering??) for his job @1960.”

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Have you got any old photos of Poulton that you’d like to share? Please email them to jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk

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    Can anyone remember the name of the old grocers shop that was in the row at Queens Square, clost to what used to be Hanbury’s? It was still open when we moved there in the early 1970’s and it had an old fashioned counter with all the goods behind. I can remember the smell of ground coffee it had. It was named after the people who ran it, I’m sure it was a surname. Anyone with a better memory than me?? I’d love to know what it was called.

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