Carnival 1923-24

22 January 2010

The first Blackpool Carnival took place from 9th-16th June 1923 and was the greatest ever of its kind. During those eight crowded days of processions and pageants, about two million people visited Blackpool.

Hundreds of excursion trains poured into the town, all packed full of fun seekers. A road census showed that 50,965 cars, motorcycles and charabancs entered Blackpool by way of Preston Road and Garstang Road. The Carnival made history.

 

Pictorial souvenir booklet for the 1923 Carnival

 

King Carnival – Doodles

 

1923 – Central Promenade

 

1923 – Central Promenade 

 

1923 – Promenade near to the Palace 

 

Souvenir medal for the 1923 Carnival 

 

1923 Belt buckle

Carnival & Opening of the Open Air Swimming Baths 

 

Souvenir programme for the 1924 Carnival

 

King – Doodles                 Queen – Fred Warmsley 

 

1924 – Favourites of the Ring 

 

1924 – Pride of the Orient 

 

1924 – Empire Tableaux 

 

 

1924 – Jester – J. Pullin 

 

 

1924 – King & Queen Carnival and Jester, plus Mayor Brooks 

 

 

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