We hope you enjoy these old Fleetwood photos – have a look back through the history of this planned Victorian seaside town.
The land which is now Fleetwood is mentioned in the Domesday book, and passes through history until the days of Peter Hesketh’s development in the 1830’s.
From the 1800’s, the layout and landscape of Fleetwood grew to create the place that we know so well now.
This amazing map of Fleetwood is from 1890
How has Fleetwood changed over the years? Do you know of, or even remember, the old buildings, events and people of the past?
This photo below, taken in 1910, is people on board ‘The Lady Moyra’ paddle steamer bound for Barrow. Taking a train to Fleetwood and then a boat onwards to the Lakes was the only way to get there then. And that’s how the town of Fleetwood grew.
Below – the Lady Moyra paddle steamer which they were sailing on.
On the reverse of this card it reads: THE FURNESS RAILWAY STEAMERS RUN DAILY BETWEN BARROW AND FLEETWOOD (FOR BLACKPOOL) DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS FORMING AN IMPORTANT CONNECTING LINK BETWEEN BLACKPOOL AND BARROW AND THE ENGLISH LAKES
The advent of modern photography was first an expensive treat, then later a hobby that ordinary people could enjoy. It’s documented the changing face of the country.
Fleetwood Prom and Lifeboat house, in the 1900’s
Lighthouse Stationery Collection of Old Fleetwood Photos
Many of the old scenes of Fleetwood are from postcards. Lighthouse Stationery, formerly of North Albert Street, hold a big collection which you can have reproduced into cards.
They also make a ‘Fleetwood’s Past’ calendar each year. These are some of the photos from their calendars –
Fleetwood Railway Station
Inside Fleetwood Railway Station
Fleetwood Railway Posters
Fleetwood Open Air Swimming Baths. Was this where the Leisure Centre is now?
Fishing boats coming into Fleetwood
Fleetwood Inshore Fishing Boats
Fleetwood Fish Market in 1937
North Euston Hotel in 1937
Aerial view of the North Euston Hotel. The football pitch behind it was where Fleetwood Town’s first matches were played.
The Mount Hotel. Any ideas what the distant landmark might be at the right? Notice the Victorian shelter front right which was recently restored.
Fleetwood Memorial Park, hand coloured 1920s postcard
The Esplanade and Mount
Marine Hall Gardens Fleetwood
The old Police Station on Victoria Road
Explore More on Pinterest
We love to look at your old photos of Fleetwood and we’re growing a collection on our Pinterest Board ‘Old Fleetwood’
Take a look!
We’ve picked out these interesting Tuck Postcards for you to look at below. If you find these old postcards as fascinating as we do, you might want to have a look at the history of Tuck Postcards here
Fleetwood promenade, 1903
Boat entering Fleetwood Harbour 1909
Isle of Man boat leaving Fleetwood 1909
Knott End Ferry 1909
Fleetwood pier from the Mount, 1909
Fleetwood Esplanade and the Mount and the pier in the distance, 1909
Fleetwood Marine Gardens, 1909
Fleetwood outdoor swimming baths 1909
Fleetwood boating pool 1909
Mount Hotel Fleetwood 1909
More Recent Photos
We’ve been here since 1999 and sadly I didn’t have the presence of mind to take lots of photos of Fleetwood as it was then.
These few are from our family archive.
Taken in 1990 at The Esplanade. This is the Blackpool and Fylde College training station, before the new RNLI was built. See the ferry coming into the docks.
These photos were all taken on a Fleetwood docks open day, about 1979
On the same open day, I’m about 10! Who knew I’d be back all these years later!
Find out More
Visit Fylde Coast Pinterest Board ‘Old Fleetwood’
More about Lighthouse Stationery
If you are fascinated by these old Fleetwood photos, go on a visit to Fleetwood Museum
Links to External Sites
Are you a member of the Fleetwood’s Past Facebook Group? It’s a mine of fascinating information and if you’re not in it you should be!
Explore the history of Tuck Postcards here
Have you got anything to add? Email your photos, questions and information to jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk
Fleetwood Promenade 1903, Tuck Postcards