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The social history of pleasure piers

Join historian and author Dr Kathryn Ferry for this twilight talk.

From their introduction in the early nineteenth century, pleasure piers developed from simple walkways into major entertainment centres. Offering music, dancing, amusements and sports; piers were also an important place to see and be seen.

In this talk, Kathryn Ferry will look at how different generations have enjoyed these uniquely seaside structures, celebrating the place of Blackpool’s three piers in their wider national context.

Duration: 60 minutes

Event times

Thursday 1st August 2024, 5.30pm - 6.30pm


Adult - £7

Concession (senior aged 65+, student with ID) - £5

Sir Ken Dodd Learning Space


(Entrance) Corner of Adelaide Street West and Bank Hey Street



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