18 street scenes from around Blackpool which take you back to town centre sights in the 90s
From the chain stores we miss to small shops which nestled in the side streets away from the town centre, these photos take a nostalgic walk through Blackpool remembering how it all looked 30 years ago.
The junction of Abingdon Street and Church Street in 1994. Next, Marshalls Newsagents and Greenwoods can be seen
Queen Street, Topping Street, Birley Street, Abingdon Street – they are all there, as well as others with plenty of faces too. You might see yourself in the crowds. And look at the cars from back in the day, they will have you reminiscing over what is a nostalgic era.
1. Streets and views in the 90s
This is a lively, bustling, middle of the summer scene in Blackpool’s Bank Hey Street in the 90s
2. Streets and views in the 90s
Dixons on the corner of Corporation Street
3. Streets and views in the 90s
The Tower Shopping Centre on Bank Hey Street in September 1993
4. Streets and views in the 90s
Queen Street in 1991 when it was a shopping district. Today the area is a thriving hub for bars and restaurants
5. Streets and views in the 90s
This scene looks down Corporation Street towards the Grand Theatre. The entrance to Birley Street is on the left. This was possibly mid-90s. Note the queue to the cash machine at the Nat West
6. Streets and views in the 90s
Another view of Queen Street in September 1983
7. Streets and views in the 90s
View of Topping Street, 1999
Photo: DAVE NELSON
8. Streets and views in the 90s
The junction of Caunce Street and Church Street as it was in October 1992. Just Tiles and Stewart’s Radio are in the picture
9. Streets and views in the 90s
The junction of Corporation Street and Birley Street which housed Apparel and British Home Stores
10. Streets and views in the 90s
Roadworks underway in this photo of Abingdon Street looking towards Talbot Road in April 1991
11. Streets and views in the 90s
Work had started on a prominent building on the corner of Abingdon Street and Clifton Street in 1992. The site was decline but had been bought by the Bradford and Bingley Building Society.
12. Streets and views in the 90s
Birley Street in January 1996
13. Streets and views in the 90s
The Coffee Pot and its outdoor tables with Thomas Cook and Barclays Bank beyond in Birley Street
14. Streets and views in the 90s
Another from Birley Street after its pedestrianisation. This could be towards the end of the 90s, possibly early 2000s. Remember Leather Kingdom and United Colours of Benetton on the right?
15. Streets and views in the 90s
Clifton Street in February 1993. Cheltenham and Gloucester, Bradford and Bingley and The Evening Gazette’s office, 1993
16. Streets and views in the 90s
The Strand in 1993. Chloe, a women’s fashion store on the corner with Kelly’s Bar to the left and Strand Restaurant
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