Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…

After discovering that Blackpool’s first train station opened in 1846,  we wanted to find out more about how Blackpool developed and where its visitors came from, so we became detectives.  We used different pieces of historical evidence to try and answer three main questions; Why did people visit Blackpool after 1846?, Where did visitors to Blackpool come from? and What did people do in Blackpool in the 1890’s?

We used historical evidence such as photographs, newspaper adverts, advertising posters and train timetables to answer these questions in groups.  Blackpool has a fascinating history, what an interesting town we live in!

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