Blackpool Central library is lucky enough to be the home of an extensive collection of books, photographs and newspapers relating to the local history and heritage of Blackpool and the Fylde.
Every month, Senior Librarian and local historian, Tony Sharkey, runs a series of FREE talks regarding Blackpool and its exciting past. Topics already covered include Illuminations Heritage and Entertainment Impresario and in the final talk before summer, Tony will be investigating the role of Blackpool in World War II.
Coined ‘Hitler’s Playground’, Tony will explain how Blackpool survived and flourished between 1939 to 1945, covering aspects such as evacuation, rationing, censorship and how Blackpool maintained a holiday resort during those turbulent years. Through a series of talks and printed heritage, find yourself immersed in Blackpool’s captivating past.
Bygone Days: Blackpool in World War II on 28th June 2012 at Blackpool Central Library
To learn more about the Local and Family History Centre click here.