Blackpool Sands, by David Stranack

Blackpool Sands, by David Stranack

Subtitled 'A History of the Battles and Storms that have shaped this delightful cove in South Devon'

Published by the Dartmouth History Research Group in 2004, 36 pages. A5 size Booklet (N7612)

From the introduction: Mention the name Blackpool and most people conjure up an image of the rather garish Lancastrian seaside resort with its tower and illuminations. But there are several other places in England which bear the same name, and perhaps the most beautiful of all the Blackpools lies on the south coast of Devon, just a couple of miles west of Dartmouth.

Here a symmetrically curved beach sweeps between two rocky headlands just over a quarter of a mile apart. The little bay is surrounded by steeply rising wooded hills punctuated by a valley through which a stream meanders, eventually flowing its way across the sands to the sea. A more idyllic spot would be difficult to imagine. Often deserted in the winter months when easterly gales can send breakers pounding against the rocks, it is transformed during the summer into a haven for holiday makers eager to enjoy its abundant pleasures.
Contents include:

Early History
The Battle of Blackpool
The Earl of Warwick
The People of Blackpool
Blackpool's Defences
Blackpool Garden

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, tidy, unblemished and tightly bound.