CenturiesOfProgress2014[Book: Steve Palmer – 2014 – 21x30cm – 70 Pages – Many colour photos]. “Since it was the end of the Twentieth Century in 1999 when this book first appeared, it now seems an opportune moment to produce a fourth edition of “Blackpool Centuries of Progress” in 2014…” Chapter Points: Foreword (Steve Palmer); 1853 Uncle Tom’s Cabin; North Pier 1863; 1886 Central Pier; Victoria Pier 1893; 1871 Raikes Hall; Winter Gardens 1878; Building of the Blackpool Tower 1891; The Grand Theatre 1894; The Great Wheel 1896; 1899 The Alhambra to the Palace; Along the Promenade; The Pleasure Beach; A New Generation of Trams; Illuminations 1912 & Carnival 1923–4; Blackpool Illuminations; Stanley Park & Airport; Promenades South & North; 20th Century Attractions; Art – Deco of the Thirties; Central Station 1878–1964; North Station 1846–2014; Nostalgic Scenes; Royal Visits. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.