This beautifully illustrated book explores the history of Blackpool’s Winter Gardens from their opening in 1878 to the present day.  


The author, Professor Vanessa Toulmin is Director of the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield and a leading authority on Victorian entertainment and early film.  She is Producer of Festival of the Mind.  She was Director of the Showzam Festival in Blackpool for 5 years and specialist advisor on Heritage.


  • 140 pages, 26.2cm x 24.4cm.