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Kuerden Maps of Preston

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A series of hand drawn maps of the centre of Preston c.1684

Blackpool, the South Jetty from the Wellington Hotel

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The South Jetty – latter to become the Central Pier, opened in May 1868, five years later than the North Pier. Both were designed to extend over the sea to allow people to 'promenade' above the water, and they also served as docking stages for…

Blackpool, bathing machines on the beach

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Blackpool’s foreshore has always been its main attraction for its visitors. By the 1840s the local landed gentry and the new aspiring middle-classes from Lancashire’s mill-towns visited Blackpool as a means of promoting good health and also…

Blackpool, Bailey's Hotel

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This hotel was founded in 1776 by a farmer, Lawrence Bailey, and opened to the public in 1785 with 34 bedrooms, three dining rooms and a coffee lounge. It stands at the northern end of Blackpool’s promenade. It is one of only a few hotels in…

The World of Flight. Joy-riding and commercial aviation

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Article discussing the popularity of pleasure flights at Blackpool, with interior and exterior photographs of bi-planes used on flights between London and the Continent.
There is a reference to flights between Blackpool and Manchester, and also a…

'The Biggest Bluff in the War...a Triumph of Organisation': the Evacuation of Gallipoli

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Photographs and descriptive commentary on various stages of the evacuation of Gallipoli, including a reference to the 'Lancashire Landing'. Considerable emphasis on the lack of casualties, which is in stark, yet unremarked, contrast to the huge loss…

The V.C.'s-by-Vote Action: the assault at 'Lancashire Landing,' Gallipoli

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This image shows the initial phase of the landing of 1st Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers at Cape Helles, Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915. The landing beach was subsequently known as 'Lancashire Landing'.

The regiment won the distinction of…

British and French prisoners of the Turks: our groups named

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Photographs of Prisoners of War, reproduced from a Turkish newspaper, with identifying names and regiments. Includes three members of Lancashire regiments, as well as some naval personnel. Note that the men all seem to be wearing civilian clothes…

The Great British Offensive North of the Somme: troops advancing to the capture of Montauban

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Both the drawing and the written commentary call upon the testimony of eye-witnesses. The sub-caption of the image claims that the artist was working 'from material supplied by one who took part in the action'; the commentary includes a direct…

The History of the Late Rebellion

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Pages from a contemporaneous book on the Jacobite rebellion of 1715