Royal Palace Gardens

Delighted that the book has received a couple of 5 star reviews in its first week or so of release. Thank you to everyone who has been so encouraging and supportive.

I will be talking on BBC Radio Lancashire about the book with John Gillmore on 16th November from the Winter Gardens Blackpool at 3pm.

“Great history of the Royal Palace Gardens. Anybody with an interest in Blackpool’s history will love this book. It’s a history of both the Gardens and the entertainment that people of that era went to see, from music hall to famous battle re enactments. A great insight into that era. It tells of the Gardens from their beginning to their sad end. It is a book I have waited a long time for…” Amazon 5 star – 28 Oct 2016

“What an amazing book. I have learnt so much more about the Raikes Hall and its history. I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. Thank you David for writing this book.” Amazon 5 star – 4 Nov 2016


The book is available to order at Waterstones and other book stores and also online at Amazon and Book depository. Their is free shipping for the book on