John Joseph Parker at Blackpool boarding house

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Title

John Joseph Parker at Blackpool boarding house

Description

Seven items:
1. A photograph of the boarding house.
2. An advertisement for Southbank, the boarding house.
3. A photograph of 22 airmen, including John Joseph Parker as a corporal, three ladies and one man arranged in four rows in front of a boarding house. (Three copies of photograph)
4. On the reverse of photograph: 'John Joseph Parker seated centre left between two young ladies - outside no 74 Albert Road Blackpool'. Photographer's stamp: 'J Wolstenholme, Portrait and Press photographers, 34 Corporation Street, Blackpool'.
5. Note written by his daughter, gives the background to these photographs and describing John Joseph Parker's time in Blackpool as a non-commissioned officer in charge of a boarding house being used as a billet for RAF trainees.

Date

2001-04-21

Language

Format

Four b/w photographs, one card, one single handwritten sheet.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

BPilbeamAFParkerJJv3, PParkerJJ1604, PParkerJJ1605, PParkerJJ1606, PParkerJJ1607, PParkerJJ1613, PParkerJJ1614

Transcription

[photograph]

[page break]

Phone: 121.
Mrs. J.H.McCREA.
“South Bank,”
74, Albert Road,
[symbol] BLACKPOOL.
BOARD RESIDENCE. Piano. Separate Tables.
Electric Light and Running Water, all Rooms.
Nr. Sea, Station and Amusements.

[page break]

[photograph]

Phone: 121.
Mrs. J.H.McCREA.
“South Bank,”
74, Albert Road,
[symbol] BLACKPOOL.
BOARD RESIDENCE. Piano. Separate Tables.
Electric Light and Running Water, all Rooms.
Nr. Sea, Station and Amusements.

John Joseph Parker
Seated left of centre
inbetween two young
ladies

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[photograph]

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[photograph]

[page break]

John Joseph Parker
Seated centre left
in between two
young ladies –
outside
74, Albert
Road,
Blackpool

[inkstamps]

[page break]

25th April, 2001

Dad said this morning that he does remember Mrs. MCcrea at Albert Road, Blackpool.

She had two houses and 37 (74 in total) were billetted [sic] in each house – all R.A.F. lads on training courses. Dad was in charge of the billett [sic] .

Her husband was the manager of the local Co-op.

Dad spent nearly a year in Blackpool in the early part of the war as part of his officer training. They went out each day to Squires Gate which was the training school just south of Blackpool. They travelled on corporation buses which had been confiscated for the war effort.

Collection

Citation

“John Joseph Parker at Blackpool boarding house,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 14, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19485.

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