October 2021, a recent Blue Plaque at the Winter Gardens:
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.
Below is a list of Blue Plaques in Blackpool.
Collegiate School (new Oct 2019)
Alistair Cooke, 10 Vance Road
Abingdon Street Market
Armfield, Jimmy CBE DL (2018)
Big Wheel (town centre)
Blackpool Municipal Airport (Zoo)
Central Picture Theatre
Cornelius Bagot, 251 Whitegate Drive
Church of the Sacred Heart
Courtfield House (New 2020)
Former Odeon Cinema
General Post Office
Grundy Art Gallery (new October 2021)
Hungarian Concert 1957(new October 2021)
Jean Robinson (new January 2020)
Lane Ends Hotel*
Little Marton Windmill.
Lucy Morton, Olympic Gold Medal winner
Marton Parish Church Hall and Marton Operatic Society(new January 2022)
Old Coach House
Old No 3 and Didsbury Hotel*
Old Post Office
Oxford Hotel and Marton Windmill
Parish Church of St John
Queen Vera Road
Richmond Villa, 253 Whitegate Drive
Roberts Oyster Rooms
Salisbury Woodland Pill Box
Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
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)*
Watson Road Park (2018)
Swallow Sidecars, 23 King Edward Street.
Swallow Sidecar Company, Cocker Street.
*this plaque is not able to be located.