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The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« on: October 09, 2011, 02:26:15 PM »
As Ericbee will tell you (he remembers them well  :tongue:) there were four hotels on the landscape of 1785 Blackpool.

These were Bailey's; Forshaw's; Hudson's and Hull's Tavern.

Two of those hotels still trade today and two don't.

Question for the good readers of Live In Blackpool, which are the two still trading, and under what names now? Which two aren't and what are they now?


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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 02:29:55 PM »
Bailey's is now the Metropole but I'll be interested to see the other!

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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 02:37:08 PM »
It is indeed John.

I am writing a piece on the Metropole and its history now for LIB, that is where I found this information.

I will reveal the other later if no one gets it  :thumbup1: 


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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 05:04:42 PM »
I guess one of them became The Clifton Hotel, now the Travelodge.

EDIT-- added after my guess, this is an interesting document I downloaded and read once, some interesting history in this.

http://www.blackpool4me.com/NR/rdonlyres/689D5AE0-B170-4DBD-B6AA-0B7C5FE449E0/0/BLACKPOOLandDistrictJuly2010.pdf
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 05:10:43 PM by ericbee123 »
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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 05:11:34 PM »
I think the mrs and I stayed a couple of times in the Clifton before it's Travelodge transformation.

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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 05:44:39 PM »
100% correct Eric  :thumbup:

It was known as Forshaw's when it was first opened.

The other two, Hudson's and Hull's tavern are now apparently trading as department stores. From the article I gleaned this information from I do not know which department stores though.

If I find out later, I will post an update. Alternatively, if anyone else knows, please feel free to enlighten the rest of us  :thumbup1:


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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 05:56:28 PM »
That PDF that I put a link to says :

Hudsons became Lewis's -- now it is Poundland , I guess.

Hull Tavern became Hounds Hill Hotel, then the Royal, then Pricebusters -- I guess it is now Wetherspoons !

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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 06:00:29 PM »
As you can tell, I hadn't opened your link  :blushing:

Thanks Eric  :thumbup:


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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 06:18:33 PM »
I have just looked at that link Eric. Blimey, that is amazing detail!!

I have glanced through it as there is just so much to take in, but I did notice one item that stood out from all the history in there. Look at page 27 and the event that took place in 1137  :thumbup1:


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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2011, 08:30:54 PM »
Bispham Parish Church has a Norman doorway, though the stones have all been re-cut.  Didn't know about the Shrewsbury link though!  Can't remember it being mentioned in Cadfael...!  :laugh:

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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 08:42:25 PM »
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Amazing detail in that sight though isn't there John? Great find by our Eric  :thumbup1:


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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 09:27:40 PM »
I've not been all through it yet but I certainly will do!  A great find!

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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011, 07:10:25 PM »
Thanks for the comments on the Blackpool History website. It's mine and is being constantly updated. :thumbup:

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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2011, 07:53:49 PM »
Welcome to Live in Blackpool bignick47

Your site is absolutely amazing sir. A tremendous amount of work must have gone into that.

I am so pleased ericbee123 came across it and put a link to it on here for the rest of us   :thumbup:


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Re: The hotels of Blackpool - 1785
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2011, 07:58:16 PM »
Cheers mate. You've got a nice site too - have you made yourself a member of Joolz's FB page yet - if not, you should do.

Thanks for the comments - I started the book in 2004 and am still going strong! A touch OCD if you ask me!