There are six Siamese style promenade shelters between the North Pier to Cocker Square, they are grade II listed by Historic England and need a lot of love and maintenance to help them survive the force of the Irish sea! It's a terrible shame they are in such a state of disrepair on a prominent and busy thoroughfare into town... Please support Blackpool Council and Blackpool Civic Trust in their repair.... They have protected residents and visitors from the elements since 1904. Can we thank central government for the constant cutting of funding to local councils who struggle to maintain not only some basic services but important historic landmarks such at these.... Contact your local MP if you are not happy with what they are doing. There is more than one 'B' word!! BLACKPOOL!!
The shelters are of cast iron, with wooden side screens and partitions, and lead-covered roofs. Each is square in plan with slim iron columns at the corners. They each have four ornamental brackets in open arabesque pattern, supporting a pavilion-shaped roof, swept out and emphatically ribbed, with blind bullseye dormer windows protruding on each side. A depressed ogee cap rests on the apex.
Five pairs were originally erected, at a cost of £200 per pair, along with one larger shelter south of Victoria (South) Pier. Additional shelters were then added and a total of 11 pairs were in place by 1905.
Please show your support by joining the Blackpool Civic Trust - thank you.
You can help support Blackpool Civic Trust who are experts in the renovation of the shelters in conjunction with Blackpool Council (and many other historic buildings in Blackpool), by joining the Trust - £10 individual member. £30 corporate members.
Blackpool Civic Trust - Next meeting Monday, 15th July @19:00 hrs in the Town Hall, with a special speaker Jimmy O'Donnell speaking about 'Sharing Precious Memories' - non members welcome!