Old Fleetwood Photos

Old Fleetwood Photos

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.

Find out more about the history of Fleetwood here

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

Map of Fleetwood 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.

 

Fleetwood to Barrow for the Lakes

Below – the Lady Moyra paddle steamer which they were sailing on.

Lady Moyra paddle steamer, from Fleetwood to Barrow

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, 1900's
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
Fleetwood Railway Station

Inside Fleetwood Railway Station
Inside Fleetwood Railway Station

Fleetwood Railway Posters
Fleetwood Railway Posters

Fleetwood Open Air Swimming BathsFleetwood Open Air Swimming Baths. Was this where the Leisure Centre is now?

Fishing boats coming into Fleetwood
Fishing boats coming into Fleetwood

Fleetwood Docks
Fleetwood Docks

Fleetwood inshore fishing boats
Fleetwood Inshore Fishing Boats

Fleetwood fish market in 1937
Fleetwood Fish Market in 1937

North Euston Hotel Fleetwood 1937
North Euston Hotel in 1937

Fleetwood Town first pitch, next to North Euston Hotel
Aerial view of the North Euston Hotel. The football pitch behind it was where Fleetwood Town’s first matches were played.

The Mount Hotel Fleetwood
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
Fleetwood Memorial Park, hand coloured 1920s postcard

The Esplanade and Mount
The Esplanade and Mount

Marine Hall Gardens Fleetwood
Marine Hall Gardens Fleetwood

Fleetwood's old police station on Victoria Road
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!

Visit Fylde Coast Pinterest Board, Old Fleetwood


Tuck Postcards

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
Fleetwood promenade, 1903

Boat entering Fleetwood Harbour 1909
Boat entering Fleetwood Harbour 1909

Isle of Man boat leaving Fleetwood 1909
Isle of Man boat leaving Fleetwood 1909

Knott End Ferry 1909
Knott End Ferry 1909

Fleetwood pier from the Mount, 1909
Fleetwood pier from the Mount, 1909

Fleetwood Esplanade and the Mount and the pier in the distance, 1909
Fleetwood Esplanade and the Mount and the pier in the distance, 1909

Fleetwood Marine Gardens, 1909
Fleetwood Marine Gardens, 1909

Fleetwood outdoor swimming baths 1909
Fleetwood outdoor swimming baths 1909

Fleetwood boating pool 1909
Fleetwood boating pool 1909

Mount Hotel Fleetwood 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.

Fleetwood Esplanade in 1990
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.

Fleetwood Docks, approx 1979
These photos were all taken on a Fleetwood docks open day, about 1979

Fleetwood docks open day 1979

Fleetwood docks open day 1979

Fleetwood docks open day 1979

Fleetwood docks approx 1979
On the same open day, I’m about 10! Who knew I’d be back all these years later!


Find out More

More about the history of Fleetwood

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 PostcardsFleetwood Promenade 1903, Tuck Postcards

2 Comments
  1. The picture of the Mount Hotel from the top of the Mount, you ask what the distant landmark on the right might be. I think it could be the HM Coastguard look out station, when Fleetwood had a resident Coastguard officer. It was knocked when Fleetwood relied on Auxiliary Coastguards and then the odd shape thing was built almost on the same site.

    1. Jane Rabbit

      Well that’s fascinating. So that’s where the Rossall Point Tower is then.

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