The 1911 Census – Blackpool

The 1911 census for England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April, 1911. The count included all individual households, plus institutions such as prisons, workhouses, naval vessels and merchant vessels, and it also attempted to make an approximate count of the homeless.

The family members living in Blackpool at this time were (click a link to see the census return):

John Fisher Dakin – 62 Dean Street

Edward Samuel Dakin – 44 Withnell Road

Alfred Jolly Dakin – 35 Church Street

James Richard Dakin – 122 Waterloo Road

The locations of these families is shown below;


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Wedding of James Richard Dakin & Ellen Porter (1905)

James and Ellen were married on the 21st June 1905 at the Holy Trinity Parish Church in South Shore, Blackpool. This photograph was taken in the garden of Dean Villa, on the corner of Dean Street and Moore Street and shows all the direct Dakin and Porter family members.

No Name Relationship
1 Alfred Dakin Grooms brother
2 Emma Dakin Alfred’s wife
3 Alice Boardman Brides cousin
4 John Fisher Dakin Grooms father
5 Edward Samuel Dakin Grooms brother
6 Ann Dakin Grooms mother
7 James Richard Dakin Groom
8 Annie Dakin Edward’s wife
9 Ellen Dakin Bride
10 Jack Porter Jims son
11 Vera Ilett Lizzie’s daughter
12 Sarah Jane Dakin Grooms sister
13 Jim Porter Brides brother
14 Polly Porter Jims wife
15 Tom Fenton Best man
16 Mabel Porter Jim’s daughter
17 ? ?
18 Grandma Porter Brides mother
19 Edith Ilett Lizzie’s daughter
20 John W Dakin Grooms brother
21 Fred Illet jr Lizzie’s son
22 Grandad Porter Brides father
23 Fred Ilett Lizzie’s husband
24 Lizzie Ilett Brides sister

Below is a clip of the times in Blackpool. Its quite possible that members of the photo featured above make an appearance in the video!