I smiled when I saw Dawn Mander’s photographic display of old signs
The very same pic as one I’d taken earlier this year!
Every time I walk past this weather worn sign on Blackpool prom
I recall a good mate, Derek
Eventually took a snapshot and posted it to him
Wonder how many more people
have taken the same pic
with a Derek in mind?
That’s originality down the pan!
Low tide was really low
The walk to the deep channel markers took forever
Southport to the south
Blackpool to the north
One man and his beach ball
Beach huts aglow in the sunset
Reflections of the way life used to be
South Shore landmarks – long since gone
Mrs Blundell’s, Osborne Road
Leg it to the corner shop for a white sliced and be back home before House of the Rising Sun had finished playing. At just under 5 minutes it was considered too long to be a successful single: in 1964 it reached No 1 and spent 12 weeks in the charts.
South Shore Baptist Church
Sunday best, Sunday School. Flattened. A car park.
Withnell Road sweet shop
Where sister, Jane, worked at weekends. Saturday nights watching telly tucking into her “wages”. A box of sugary Weekend and Terry’s Burnt Chocolate Almonds. Dr Who, Double your Money, Rawhide, Bonanza, Man in a Suitcase, Littlest Hobo, Skippy … … …
Pungent peppermint permeating the air. Allegedly, as a parting gesture, a sacked staff member rattled rock off the production line with two rude words through the centre instead of the customary Blackpool Rock!
Saturday morning cartoons. Swooning at Cliff, “We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two …”
Selling everything anyone could need.
Palladium, Lido Baths, open air pool, sunken gardens, boating lake, deckchairs
Notarianni survives. Another of Jane’s weekend jobs. Knickerbocker Glories. Glorious!
Blackpool band Kazoobian’s cruel parody of South Shore is harsh, but humorous.