Squires Gate, Blackpool

Coordinates: 53°47′06″N 3°01′44″W / 53.785°N 3.029°W / 53.785; -3.029

Squires Gate is a district and an electoral ward in the South Shore area of Blackpool on the Fylde coast in the county of Lancashire, England. It is located at the south of the town near the boundary with Lytham St Annes. The population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 6,437.[1]

One of the most significant sites at Squires gate is the holiday camp. Originally called Squires Gate camp, it became a Pontins holiday centre, but closed in October 2009 for a housing development.[2] Prior to becoming a holiday camp the camp was used as a military base during the 1939-45 war.

Blackpool International Airport was in Squires Gate, and the district also has a small railway station on the Blackpool South to Preston branch line.

Squires Gate is home to three non-league football clubs, with grounds very close to each other. A.F.C. Blackpool and Squires Gate F.C. both play in the North West Counties League, while Blackpool Wren Rovers F.C. play in the West Lancashire League. It is also home to the training ground of the town's professional club, Blackpool F.C.


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