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.
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.
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.
Do you know when this was, what they were doing and why?
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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!
Mel also sent in these photos below to share, going back a bit further and looking at roads we all know.
Mel Jones also kindly shared these photos of sailing boats at Skippool Creek (which is technically in Thornton!)
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?
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.”
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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