Blackpool Pleasure Beach is perhaps one of the most photographed amusement parks in the world. Much of the surviving early photography comes in the form of postcards. The three featured in this collection each include the original casino building, that stood from 1913 until November 1937, when it was demolished to enable the construction of the present day casino.
Things to note
- Top – throughout the park’s existence, it has been an awesome spectacle at night. Here we see a night scene with the casino in pride of place. Other early attractions can also be seen including the Scenic Railway, Flying Machine, Rainbow Wheel and the Helter Skelter Lighthouse, dating from 1905.
- Middle – The open air pool at South Shore is in the foreground, with the Pleasure Beach behind. This pool existed on the site now occupied by the Sandcastle complex.
- Bottom – A souvenir from the casino, showing a cut out photo of a young boy on a motorbike alongside a photo of the casino building itself.