Family Businesses in Blackpool

At the turn of the 20th Century many of the Dakin family in Blackpool ran businesses or were self employed. They all lived and worked in a very small area of South Shore.

Bond Street which cuts through Rawcliffe Street, Dean Street and Withnell Street was originally called Church Street. Alfred and Edward Dakin both had shops on this street and James had a workshop on Moore Street (with Jim Porter), just off Dean Street.

I found some evidence of these businesses on the excellent website http://www.blackpoolpostcards.co.uk.  The following images are taken from that site and are copyright that site.

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