Blackpool Credits

Spacial Maps



Kezi Gardom


Many thanks to the people in and around Blackpool who so kindly gave us their stories.

Tracey Brewster

Doreen Connolly

Penny Corney

Angelo Diamante

Nikki Diamante

Irene Dickinson

Jane Dickinson

Zoe Gifford

Ross Goodwin

Juliette Wendy Gregson

Bob Grugel

Deborah Contessa Hargreaves

Susan Holliday

Mohammed Jamil

Phil Kelsall

Zoe Lamond

Lucy Laverly

Eric Lee

Lorna Mellis

Geoffrey Moore

Emily Morgan

John Moss

Basil Newby

Fred Omasan

Nigel Patterson

Debra Petulengro

Margaret Race

Sharia Rahman

Raymond P Ryan

Richard Taylor

Callin Vaughan

Kurt Walsh

Margaret Watt

Nicky Williams

Mark Yates

Special Thanks

Blackpool Central Library and the team there without whom this project would not have been possible.

Eva Krysiak


With thanks to BFI National Archive for access and support.


North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University


Mobile AR trail ‘All aboard the Queercoaster’ and Blackpool virtual cinema




Joseph Doubtfire

Leo Mercer


Special thanks to:

Narrator: D J Zoe

Joni Singleton

 Basil Newby

Malcolm Whittaker

Linda Fazzi

Phil Brierley

Bryan Rees

Kevin Poole

Larry Murphy 

Mark Malcolm Dunn




Executive Producer: Amanda Murphy

Producers: Helen O’Neill, Tom Bonnett

Assistant Producer: Amy Strike

Script Editor: Writer: Sara Missaghian

Archive Producer: Rebecca O’Connor Thompson

Archive Researcher: Nessa Dundon

Head of Tech: Neil Smith

Assistants: Laura Roser, Emma Burke

Executives for StoryFutures: James Bennett, Madeline Bates, Sarah Smyth, Will Saunders



Creative Director Kim-Leigh Pontin 

Executive Producer Colin Davis 

Senior  Producer: David Bradshaw 

Technical Project Manager: Nuno Dias 

Creative: Kassiani Koufaki

Studio CG Lead: Paul Mitcheson

QA: Joanathan O’Shea


BFI Team

BFI National Archive Curator Simon McCallum

BFI National Archive Curatorial Assistant Joanna Drayton

BFI National Archive Rights & Contracts Manager: Annabelle Shaw

BFI Archive Access Esopen Bale, John Carino, Katrina Stokes

BFI Executives Ben Luxford, Gillian Scothern, Rhidian Davis

BFI marketing and communications Colette Geraghty, Nora Sandor, Nyree Jillings, Sarah Bemand


BBC Team

Editor, BBC Archive Peter Rippon

Senior Producer, BBC Archive Susannah Stevens


Courtesy of BFI National Archive

AIDS: Monolith (1987 © Crown Copyright)

Gay Life: Being Gay in the Thirties (1981 © ITV Archive)

 Holiday (1957 © The British Film Institute)

The Open Road (1926)

Blackpool North Pier (1903)

Blackpool Promenade (1924)

Carrying On In Blackpool (1917)


BBC copyright material reproduced courtesy of the British Broadcasting Corporation.  All rights reserved.

AIDS: North West Tonight (07/03/1995)

Basil Newby and the Blackpool LGBTQ+ Scene (26/02/2021)

News: John Wolfenden Report (04/09/1957)

Newsnight: Tory Party Conference (09/10/1987)

The Weather Show (25/09/1997)


North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University

Big Dipper, 1973

Blackpool: A Nation’s Playground, 1939 (The Railway Films Archive)

Blackpool Kaleidoscope, 1963

The Big Week, 1933


Blackpool Council Heritage Service

Bolton Council. From the collection of Bolton Library and Museum Services

David Tuer for DJT Digital Media

Divine Official Enterprises, LLC.

ITV Archive

Gregg Gorman 


PA Images/Alamy



The Nerve

Love Reaction written by Bobby Orlando issued under license from Universal Music Publishing Ltd. on behalf of Universal Music Corp, Performed by Divine by courtesy of Divine Official Enterprises, LLC.  

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