On 16 June 1897 during a violent storm, she parted a cable and dragging the remaining anchor, went ashore, damaging Blackpool North Pier. After vain attempts to refloat her, she was sold for ₤200. She finally broke up in the December. Craftsmen used flotsam from the wreck to make furniture. (Source Wikipedia)

On 16 June 1897 during a violent storm, she parted a cable and dragging the remaining anchor, went ashore, damaging Blackpool North Pier. After vain attempts to refloat her, she was sold for ₤200. She finally broke up in the December. Craftsmen used flotsam from the wreck to make furniture. (Source Wikipedia)

Blackpool Central Station in 1950's splendour.

Blackpool Central Station in 1950's splendour.

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TS (formerly HMS) “Foudroyant” wrecked on the beach at Blackpool in June 1897.

TS (formerly HMS) “Foudroyant” wrecked on the beach at Blackpool in June 1897.

The Oxford Hotel, Oxford Square marton, Blackpool, with Great Marton Windmill in the late 1890s. Damstid Cottages can be seen vaguely on the far left distance / historical published EG 29/04/1989

The Oxford Hotel, Oxford Square marton, Blackpool, with Great Marton Windmill in the late 1890s. Damstid Cottages can be seen vaguely on the far left distance / historical published EG 29/04/1989

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Whitegate Lane, now Whitegate Drive.

Whitegate Lane, now Whitegate Drive.

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