Historical information about this webcam
This live streaming webcam is situated on the outskirts of Blackpool and views the junction of Mythop Road and the busy Preston New Road. The large pub you see across the junction used to be the Clifton Arms and is now a Toby Inn. The camera is facing towards the M55 direction.
The A583 Preston New Road runs from Preston to Blackpool via Kirkham and was once the main route into Blackpool until the construction of the M55 motorway. you can mouse over the live view from this live Blackpool webcam and select full screen too.
Originally, the 13-mile Clifton to Blackpool section of the A583 was a privately owned toll road owned by the Clifton and De Hoghton estates.
However tolls were abolished in 1902, and it became a main road with increased use by private cars, buses and charabancs in the 1920s.