Blackpool Civic Trust

Blue Plaques in Blackpool

October 2021, a recent Blue Plaque at the Winter Gardens:

Blue Plaque at Blackpool Winter Gardens for the concert Hungarian refugees gave in 1957

Blue Plaques mark houses where famous people lived or worked, or the sites of famous buildings or historical events.

In 2013 we completed a project to review all of the plaques in Blackpool and have added the photos to the website. In some cases plaques have been removed for work on buildings and we will need to review whether these need replacing.

There are over 60 Blue Plaques and one Green Plaque in Blackpool. Some are known to be missing. They are listed below and a photograph and its location is contained in the galleries listed below.

Gallery of Blue Plaques: A to C

Gallery of Blue Plaques: D to L

Gallery of Blue Plaques: M to R

Gallery of Blue Plaques: S to Z

Below is a list of Blue Plaques in Blackpool.

Gallery of Blue Plaques: A to C:

Collegiate School (new Oct 2019)

Alistair Cooke, 10 Vance Road
Abingdon Street Market
Adelphi Hotel

Armfield, Jimmy CBE DL (2018)

Baileys Hotel
Big Wheel (town centre)
Blackpool Municipal Airport (Zoo)
Blackpool Tower
Blowing Sands
Bonney's Farm*
Borough Theatre
Central Library
Central Picture Theatre
Cornelius Bagot, 251 Whitegate Drive
Central Pier
Central Station*
Church of the Sacred Heart
Clifton Hotel

Courtfield House (New 2020)


Gallery of Blue Plaques: D to L:

Empire Theatre*
Former Odeon Cinema
General Post Office

Grundy Art Gallery (new October 2021)
Grand Theatre
Gynn, The
Harold Larwood
HMS Foudroyant

Hungarian Concert 1957(new October 2021)
Ibbison Street

Imperial Hotel

Jean Robinson (new January 2020)
Lane Ends Hotel*
Little Marton Windmill.
Lucy Morton, Olympic Gold Medal winner


Gallery of Blue Plaques: M to R:

Marton Parish Church Hall and Marton Operatic Society(new January 2022)

Masonic Hall
Mitre Inn
Municipal Buildings
North Pier*
North Station
Old Coach House
Old No 3 and Didsbury Hotel*
Old Post Office
Oxford Hotel and Marton Windmill
Parish Church of St John
Princes Parade
Queen Vera Road
Raikes Hall
Railway Hotel*
Revoe Library
Richmond Villa, 253 Whitegate Drive
Roberts Oyster Rooms


Gallery of Blue Plaques: S to Z:

Saddle Inn
Salisbury Woodland Pill Box
Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
Solaris Centre
Squires Gate Aerodrome
St John's National School
St Nicholas's School, Michael Smith - Nobel Peace Prize winner
St Stephens on the Cliffs
Stanley Park Visitor Centre

Swift, Frank (2018)
Temple of Arts
The Palace (Alhambra)*
Town Hall
Victoria Promenade*
War Memorial

Watson Road Park (2018)
Winter Gardens

Swallow Sidecars, 23 King Edward Street.

Blackpool Heritage Trust Plaque:

Swallow Sidecar Company, Cocker Street.


*this plaque is not able to be located.

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