Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Share your old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde – mid 1900’s for everyone to remember.

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.

Working in the Market Square, Poulton. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's
Working in the Market Square. Do you know when this was, what they were doing and why?

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Working in the Market Square, Poulton. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Working in the Market Square, Poulton. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Market Square, Poulton. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Poulton Town Centre. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Poulton market square. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Poulton Town Centre. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

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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. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

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

Breck Road Poulton, from Mel Jones. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's
Breck Road, Poulton

The Breck, Poulton. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's
The Breck, Poulton

River Wyre, at the roundabout Poulton. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's
The River Wyre

Skippool Creek

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

Sailing boats at Skippool creek. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Sailing boats at Skippool. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Sailing boats at Skippool. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Sailing boats at Skippool. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Back to the 1950’s

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?

Stocks in Poulton, 1957. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's
Poulton stocks in 1957 – above and below

Poulton stocks 1957. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's

Thatched House Poulton in 1950's. Old Photos of Poulton-le-Fylde - mid 1900's
Thatched House pub, Poulton, 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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One Comment
  1. 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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