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 Post subject: FLEETWOOD PIER
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:09 pm 
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I found this postcard among a collection belonging to an elderly neighbour who has let me scan them. Mostly of Kirkham but I thought you may be interested in this one, although I would imagine it is a well known one. It begs me to ask the question, were there ever two piers, or was this one built after the demise of an earlier one.

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 Post subject: Re: FLEETWOOD PIER
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:20 pm 
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Hi Frank

This picture is the New pier after the last one burned down, It must have been owned by some one that wanted to build a new apartment block on the beach too. :D If you look at Phils site there is more info about it.

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 Post subject: Re: FLEETWOOD PIER
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:44 pm 
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Or, alternatively, here's a potted history of Fleetwood pier (both versions) courtesy of your's truly:

http://wyrearchaeology.blogspot.com/200 ... ation.html

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 Post subject: Re: FLEETWOOD PIER
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:09 pm 
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The postcard is one published by Edward Sankey of Barrow. He used to visit Fleetwood by steamer. Many of his Fylde postcards date from around 1913, but, judging by the serial number, this is probably from 1911, when the Pavilion was added to the pier opened the year before.

It was Fleetwood’s first pier, although there had been unexecuted schemes before, including one very unusual design in 1891. (If someone will let me know how to embed images, I will post an illustration of it.)

PS Frank, could I remind you about my request.


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 Post subject: Re: FLEETWOOD PIER
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Fyldecoaster,

In order to embed images, I think, you just have to use the 'add file' button along with the comments. Click on 'preview comments' first (rather than just 'post comments'), scroll down the reloaded page a bit, click on 'browse' in the 'filename' box, select whatever it is you're after and then click on 'add file'.

Hopefully that should work...

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 Post subject: Re: FLEETWOOD PIER
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:12 pm 
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Thanks. assuming the image is visible, the thinking behind this 1894 (not 1891, as I suggested) proposal for a pier at Fleetwood will be fairly obvious -- Blackpool has a Tower, Winter Gardens and Pier(s), why not combined all three!
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 Post subject: Re: FLEETWOOD PIER
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:55 am 
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Cheers for that Fyldecoaster. (Hope you don't mind, but I've shrunk the image down a bit a bit so that it fits the screen better.)

I must admit, I've never seen this one before. I think I prefered the one they actually built.

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