Blackpool Civic Trust visited the exhibition at Brooks Collectables in early 2010. The shop was first located on the corner of Waterloo Road and the Prom in 1949. Upstairs at the back of the sports shop that is now there, is an exhibition of models including Blackpool memorabilia. The exhibition is tended by the Brooks family with the shop still being next door on Waterloo Road.
The collection is constantly changing as only a fraction of the items are on show at any one time. Also restoring the models and developing new ones is a constant labour of love.
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Model of Blackpool Tower.
Large model of Blackpool Tower.
Model of Blackpool Open Air Swimming Pool.
Formerly part of the Cyril Critchlow collection but now being restored in the exhibition. The Open Air Pool was on the site that is now the Sandcastle.
Blackpool large scale map dated 1892
The owner and the map. Created when inland was mainly fields and before Stanley Park had taken over from Raikes Gardens.
Local Author John Woodman, book about Blackpool Trams
Beautifully illustrated large book by a local author.
Local Model Maker trams
Original English Electric tram drawing
A concept diagram being restored in the exhibition
Blackpool Promenade Model
With working trams and showing the new promenade.