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. 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 Jones also sent in these photos below to share, going back a bit further and looking at roads we all know.
Breck Road, Poulton
The Breck, Poulton
The River Wyre
Mel Jones also kindly shared these photos of sailing boats at Skippool Creek (which is technically in Thornton!)
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?
Poulton stocks in 1957 – above and below
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.”
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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