The Preston Guardian, Saturday, April 4, 1846.
IMPROVEMENTS AT BLACKPOOL.
The inhabitants of this fashionable watering place are now bestirring themselves
in preparations for the approaching season, and no pains appear to be spared to render the
accommodations at the inns and boarding houses, all that can he desired. The works at the railway
are proceeding with great spirit, and the line is expected to be opened on the 27th instant. The
station is in a forward state, its general arrangement is much the same as the Lytham one but
larger; the design is Ionic, and is from the plan of Mr. Rampling, of Fleetwood.
Opposite the station, a large inn called “The Talbot Hotel," has been erected,
and is occupied by Mr. Richard Carter. Two houses are about to he built by Mr, Richard Cohan, in
Belle Vue, and three superior mansions are being erected for Mr. Mc' Gowan of this town, on
Coburg House, to the north of the Clifton Arms Hotel, is to be pulled down and
the site is to form part of a large square (TALBOT SQUARE) at the entrance to Talbot road. On the
land to the north of the market is a plot laid out for the erection of a news room, and for public
offices. Several new streets are being formed on land belonging to Thos. Clifton, Esq., and the
trustees of Lytham Schools, Talbot road, leading to the railway station, Clifton street, and
Abingdon street, all of which are to be occupied with detached cottages, and Birley-street, which
is planned, for cottages of less value.
James Rodgett, of Blackburn, has purchased land for a mansion, fronting Adelphi
and Victoria streets, and a new Independent Chapel is about to be erected in the latter street,
James Dilworth, Esq., of Manchester, having taken an active part in the matter. Both Victoria and
Adelphi-streets are likely to be built up as fast as bricks can be made, and all the houses erected
will be of a superior class.
Two houses are also being built by Mr. Simpson, in South Beach, and a new hotel
is being erected by Mr. Thos. Porter, of South Shore, at the south end of Blackpool. All the front
land from Yorkshire House, to Dickson's hotel, has been sold for building purposes. Besides those,
great alterations have been made, or are making, at the Clifton Arms, and Adelphi hotels, and at
all the other inns great activity is manifest in the way of providing increased accommodation.
FAREWELL Sermon--on the afternoon of Sunday last, the Rev. C. Bullen preached
his farewell sermon, to a crowded congregatlon, In Blackpool church. The rev. gentleman has been
appointed perpetual curacy of Rainford, near Ormskirk.