Blackpool, the mega of the North West, the quintessential Lancastrian seaside town.  The Golden mile, the Winter Gardens and of course, Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach.  Blackpool benefited from a railway in the 1840’s and visitor numbers soon swelled.  By the 1880’s the resort had piers, chips shops, a promenade, donkey rides, trams and theatres.  Hundreds used to flock to the seaside resort during ‘wakes weeks’, when the cotton mills and industrial factories closed down for the holidays.  The grade I listed Blackpool tower was built during the 1890’s, influence by the Eiffel Tower.  Nowadays you can visit the tower to complete the ‘walk of faith’ on a two inch thick piece of glass near the top of the tower.

Blackpool has seven miles of sandy beaches and although not as busy as it once was, there are still millions of visitors each year.  Chaos and Mayhem loved the beach, putting 2ps into the slots or ‘bungers’, choosing a stick of Blackpool rock, eating fish and chips on the promenade and watching the horse and carts trot past….

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Paul & Andrea ex-pats escaping the rat race with Chaos (aged 4) and Mayhem (aged 2) along for the adventure.

6 thoughts on “Blackpool

    John Adams

    (August 13, 2017 - 7:44 am)

    I was just a few miles away earlier this week! Love your collection of images. You’ve made Blackpool look amazing.
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    karen reekie

    (August 13, 2017 - 11:25 am)

    Blackpool is the quintessential British beach resort. Haven’t been for years! Must take my kids there!

    Fiona Cambouropoulos

    (August 13, 2017 - 12:48 pm)

    It looks such fun and so happening there in the height of summer

    Sarah Wood

    (August 14, 2017 - 10:01 am)

    Love a bit of Blackpool! Fond memories from childhood trips – glad to see you had the sunshine!

    Sarah Wood

    (August 14, 2017 - 10:01 am)

    Love a bit of Blackpool! Fond memories from childhood trips – glad to see you had the sunshine!

    Michelle | michwanderlust

    (August 14, 2017 - 2:01 pm)

    It’s so nice to see Blackpool by day! I’ve only been there once, on a day-trip from London. It was very rushed, as you can imagine, and we were going to a magic convention so didn’t get to do any sight-seeing at all. It looks so different from the Blackpool I remember (the little of it I saw, anyway)!

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