That’s how some people in Blackpool were described as living back in the 70s. Ibbison Street was due to be knocked down. And many of those living there, in 1974, had their belongings packed ready to move out – but were left waiting for at least 12 months. They were all ready to be rehoused, but with no new homes on the horizon and a ban on grants to make their current homes hospitable, they ended up living in conditions The Gazette described as making “parts of Salford look like ideal home land”.
Much-loved and highly popular, Ken Dodd, who died on Sunday, was thought to have made around 2,000 appearances in the resort over a career spanning more than half a century. He first trod the boards at the Old Queens Theatre in 1954. His love of Blackpool was well known, but less known might be one of the somewhat unorthodox methods he started using in his early days to make sure his comedy was hitting the mark.
To mark the 70th anniversary of Lancashire Fire Service, we take a look back at the Fylde coast’s firefighting heroes over the decades. It was on April 1, 1948, Lancashire County Fire Brigade came into being, after it took over from the National Fire Service – brought into being because of the Second World War.
@OSaumarezSmith Hi Otto. Great pic, would love to write about this for our Memory Lane supplement in the Blackpool Gazette. It you could possibly email me firstname.lastname@example.org I'd really appreciate it :) TIA
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