A new eBook, Blackpool Remembered, has been released celebrating the original Doctor Who exhibition in Blackpool. The exhibition on the North West coast of England ran from 1974 to 1986 and is fondly remembered.
Blackpool Remembered is a free digital publication collated by John Collier which celebrates the Blackpool Doctor Who exhibition. A young John Collier visited the attraction as a youngster and this project has been a real labour of love. For instance, research has gone into uncovering the history of the building; 111 Central Promenade, Blackpool.
Illustrations are provided by Alex Storer, replicating some of the sights from the exhibition. You can check out some of Storer’s work at his website. Also included are a wide variety of photographs showcasing some of the exhibits.
Blackpool Remembered is a stunning achievement. It is wonderfully visual and superbly detailed. This special eBook is available for free from a dedicated website. You can also find more information about the project plus links to interviews with Collier and Storer there too. A link to download Blackpool Remembered is below.
80 contributors have been involved in the project including former staff and visitors. This also includes an exclusive foreword from former K-9 assistant operator Steve Cambden. Many stories are shared of visits to the exhibition. Also included in the eBook is a visual representation of how the exhibition changed over the years. A brilliantly illustrated floor plan for each year explains where displays were positioned in the exhibition.
So if you weren’t lucky enough to visit the Blackpool exhibition then you can get a sense of what you would’ve seen. If you did visit the exhibition then you can relive the experience once again.