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Steamboats at Blackpool North Pier
Steamboats at Blackpool North Pier

Steamboats at Blackpool North Pier 1903


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Steamboats at Blackpool North Pier 1903

5 mins United Kingdom

The longest and oldest of Blackpool's three piers, the North Pier was originally intended for 'genteel promenading', with a landing jetty completed in 1867 to allow visitors to make boat trips to the surrounding area. The fur stoles and mufflers worn by these passengers suggest a chilly day for June. The occasional glimpse of tartan is evidence of the town's popularity with Scots holidaymakers.




Boating (recreational) Deerhound (Steamer) Paddle ships Steamers Ship's crew Rescue apparatus Lifeboats Lancashire Greyhound (steamer) Blackpool Sailing vessels


Edwardians at Leisure




United Kingdom



Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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