— fate, I guess. But the people in Blackpool know I love the club."'' He added: ''"You just realise when you come to places like this and see good people, you realise how much you do love the game and it makes everything so much easier."'' <
dunk-rock-and-co-rewind-1-6500079 Lancashire Evening Post article 15 March 2014 2000 onwards 21st century musical exports from Blackpool include Karima Francis, The Locals (who first appeared on ''BBC Introducing'' when they were just 15,
into the sea. * Grand Theatre, Blackpool was built by Frank Matcham in 1894. It offers an eclectic mix of drama, dance, opera, ballet and comedy including a yearly Pantomime. * Central Pier (Central Pier, Blackpool) is the middle (''central'') pier, and includes a large Ferris wheel and shops. * Sandcastle Water Park (Sandcastle Water Park (Blackpool)) is the UK's largest indoor waterpark, home to 18 slides and attractions including the largest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world, 'The Masterblaster', and the first indoor 'Sidewinder' in the world. * South Pier (South Pier, Blackpool) is the southernmost pier. Almost directly opposite the Pleasure Beach, it houses a theme park. * Pleasure Beach Blackpool is an amusement park with rides including the Pepsi Max Big One, which was the world's fastest (List of roller coaster records#Fastest roller coasters) and tallest complete circuit (List of roller coaster records#Tallest steel roller coasters) rollercoaster between 1994 and 1996. * The Winter Gardens (Winter Gardens, Blackpool) is a large entertainment and conference venue in the town centre. It includes the Opera House (Opera House Theatre, Blackpool) (one of the largest theatres in Europe), Pavilion Theatre, Empress Ballroom, Spanish Hall, Arena and Olympia. * Stanley Park (Stanley Park, Blackpool) is a Grade II historic park and gardens with golf course, cricket club, sports arena, lake, art deco restaurant, model village (miniature village), gardens etc. *The Imperial Hotel (The Imperial Hotel Blackpool) is a massive red-brick Victorian hotel, which has hosted high-profile guests such as Charles Dickens , Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher. Other attractions * Blackpool Sands (Blackpool Sands, Blackpool) stretch along the whole seafront and comprise the main natural attraction for tourists. * Funny Girls is a drag cabaret burlesque showbar, located on Dickson Road. * Blackpool Zoo provides a home to over 1,500 animals from all over the world. * Viva Cabaret Showbar & Events Suite is a Vegas (Las Vegas Valley)-style production show venue next to the Tower. * The Comedy Carpet is an area of 2,200m 2 opposite the Tower, with jokes and punchlines set into the pavement. It is one of Britain's largest public artworks. * The Great Promenade Show is a series of modern artwork installations along Blackpool's South Promenade, including the Blackpool High Tide Organ, an unusual musical monument that uses the movements of the sea to make music. * Madame Tussaud's Waxworks is a waxwork museum, featuring models of celebrities, musicians, sports personalities and a Chamber of Horrors. * The ''Doctor Who'' Exhibition, which closed in 2009, was the biggest ''Doctor Who'' exhibition in the UK, containing props and costumes from the long-running BBC TV series, including some from recently aired programmes. * Sandcastle Water Park (Sandcastle Water Park (Blackpool)) is the UK's largest indoor waterpark, home to 18 slides and attractions including the largest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world, 'The Masterblaster', and the first indoor 'Sidewinder' in the world. Two new slides are currently being built: Aztec Falls(a bowl slide) and Montazooma (a mat slide). * The Odeon (Odeon Cinemas) Cinema is situated on a multi-complex site, on Rigby Road, with 10 screens. * Sea Life Centres is a large aquarium featuring a walkthrough shark tank, located on the Promenade near Central Pier. Tall structures WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category:Blackpool
Roy title Blackpool: A Complete Record, 1887–1992 publisher Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd date 20 October 1992 isbn 1-873626-07-X accessdate 31 October 2008 On 27 December 1954, Armfield made his Blackpool debut at Portsmouth (Portsmouth F.C.). Armfield recalled of the game: "That League debut at Fratton Park was not, I fear, a very conspicuous one for me. I found myself up against Gordon Dale, a very clever and strong winger with plenty of experience. He
of the Ronaldsway Airport, workers discovered a mass grave believed to hold the remains of soldiers who died during the Battle of Ronaldsway in 1275. It also sponsored the Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway, opened in 1887 to provide greater access to Liverpool (in competition with its rival the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) and in an attempt to forge a commercial alliance with the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. At one time the line featured as a potential alternative route to Blackpool. The line was never successful and its construction bankrupted the West Lancashire Railway. Finally in 1897 the two railways were taken over by their competitor, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. On 1 April 1998, Blackburn with Darwen (based on the former Blackburn district), Blackpool, Halton (Halton (borough)), Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Southend-on-Sea, Telford and Wrekin (based on the former Wrekin district), Torbay, Thurrock and Warrington became unitary authorities. Also, the districts of Rochester-upon-Medway and Gillingham (Gillingham, Kent) were merged to form the new unitary authority of Medway, and the county of Hereford and Worcester was abolished and replaced by the unitary authority of Herefordshire and the shire county of Worcestershire. Berkshire was split into six unitary authorities, but not formally abolished. Coward departed for Paris to meet Jean Giraudoux, who wanted the playwright to set up a Bureau of Propaganda and serve as a liaison (Liaison officer) with the Commissariat d'Information. Hoare, pp. 298-301 Coward engaged in war work in intelligence and propaganda in Europe and America for the next two years. Winston Churchill advised Coward that he could do more for the war effort by entertaining the troops and the home front than by attempts at intelligence work: "Go and sing to them when the guns are firing – that's your job!" Morley, p. 246 Though disappointed, Coward followed this advice. He toured, acted and sang indefatigably in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. "Light Entertainment", ''TIME magazine'', 19 July 1954, accessed 4 January 2009 ''This Happy Breed'' and ''Present Laughter'' were finally staged in September 1942 in Blackpool ''The Observer'', 20 September 1942, p. 2 on Coward's wartime tour of Britain after he returned to acting. Koch, Stephen. "The Playboy was a Spy", ''The New York Times'', 13 April 2008, accessed 4 January 2009 The sets and costumes were designed by Gladys Calthrop. "Gladys Calthrop", ''Who's Who in the Theatre'', 10th edition (1947), Pitman In May 2007 the charity relaunched as ‘Missing People’. This reflected the considerable strategic developments that had been made and the fact that the charity now provided a range of services rather than a single helpline. WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category:Blackpool
and Stuart Law made centuries (century (cricket)) in the first innings, which became a very difficult one for the Worcestershire bowlers. On the second day, Worcestershire finally got some breakthroughs, as Loye was dismissed for 187 and North for 60, and Lancashire could declare (declaration and forfeiture) with a total of 562 for 8. Chris Gayle played an innings in typical fashion, hitting eight fours from 25 deliveries (delivery (cricket)) before he was bowled by Dominic
. Lancashire (Lancashire County Cricket Club) recorded an innings victory at Stanley Park (Stanley Park (stadium)) in Blackpool against Worcestershire (Worcestershire County Cricket Club) to go second in the Division Two table of the County Championship. Mal Loye and Stuart Law made centuries (century (cricket)) in the first innings, which became a very difficult one for the Worcestershire bowlers. On the second day, Worcestershire finally got some breakthroughs, as Loye
seaside resorts like Blackpool and Southend-on-Sea. Lancashire (Lancashire County Cricket Club) recorded an innings victory at Stanley Park (Stanley Park (stadium)) in Blackpool against Worcestershire (Worcestershire County Cricket Club) to go second in the Division Two table of the County Championship. Mal Loye and Stuart Law made centuries (century (cricket)) in the first innings, which became a very difficult one for the Worcestershire bowlers. On the second
, and deep understanding, by seeking out the Hermit (The Hermit), a character featured in many Tarot packs. The mythological Hermit is seen on the summit of the mountain; Staff of Wisdom in one hand, and in the other, the Lantern of Knowledge held out abreast over the world below. Being a Threshold Guardian, he represents an obstacle the seeker must overcome to achieve true enlightenment. At the culmination of Page's quest, he reaches out to touch The Hermit, only to discover paradoxically
and St Helens (Metropolitan Borough of St Helens). It also covers adjacent areas of the Irish Sea including parts of Morecambe Bay and Liverpool Bay. The DVD consists of 26 tracks recorded at The Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens (Winter Gardens, Blackpool) in the English (England) seaside resort of Blackpool on January 27 and 28, 2004, and directed by Dick Carruthers. Among these tracks, there are some cover songs such as "Take a Whiff on Me" (Leadbelly), "Outlaw Blues (Outlaw Blues (song))" (Bob Dylan), "Jack the Ripper (Jack the Ripper (song))" (Screaming Lord Sutch), "Jolene (Jolene (song))" (Dolly Parton), "Death Letter" (Son House), "Goin' Back to Memphis" (Soledad Brothers (Soledad Brothers (band))), and "De Ballit of de Boll Weevil (Boll Weevil (song))" (Leadbelly). There have been several other aircraft crashes around Winter Hill. A two seater aircraft crashed there in the 1920s. Lane, Dave (January 2004). Winter Hill Scrapbook. (PDF). Issue 5. During World War II an American Fairchild UC-61 Forwarder (C-61 Forwarder) (41-54885) of 5th Air Depot Group crashed on 7 August 1942. In the following year, on 12 November 1943, the crew of a Wellington Bomber (Z8799) from 28 Operational Training Unit, flying from Blackpool to Manchester, were killed when it crashed just to the North of Winter Hill, on Hurst Hill, Anglezarke Moor (Anglezarke). The following month, 24 December 1943, an Airspeed Oxford (BM837) of 410 Squadron crashed on the hill. Other crashes have included several Spitfire (Supermarine Spitfire)s, Hurricane (Hawker Hurricane)s and a Gloster Meteor which crashed in 1953. In September 1965 a RAF De Havilland Chipmunk flew into the hill in cloud, without serious injury to the crew. The last crash occurred in October 1968 when a Cessna 172 force-landed between Winter Hill and Rivington Pike. alias origin Blackpool, England genre Post-punk Alternative dance Electro (Electro (music)) Electronic (Electronic music) Alternative rock Early recordings 1977 - 1982 (''Always Now'') Section 25 was formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in November 1977 (1977 in music). Initially it was a duo, consisting of brothers Larry Cassidy (bass, vocals) and Vincent Cassidy (drums). In June 1978 (1978 in music) they made their live debut and were joined by Duncan Jowitt (now with UFX) on guitar. Jowitt left after only a couple of gigs to form his own band, and in November the Cassidy brothers were joined by guitarist Paul Wiggin. Their first record release was a single track on the Blackpool Rox EP released on John Robb's Vinyl Drip label in 1979, which also featured The Membranes, Syntax and The Kenneth Turner Set. Vera also had her fair share of lovers: she was tempted by a former paramour in 1991 in Blackpool, but stayed with her husband. In 2000, when she believed she could die during in an operation, she confessed to Jack that Terry might not be his real son, but the product of a fling early in their marriage. Jack told Curly Watts he had always known about the affair, and was convinced Terry was his as, to his shame, they are very alike. Jack and Vera later became surrogate parents for Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall), whose mother has been imprisoned for assault. Jack considers Tyrone as more of a son than Terry had ever been. Jack is fond of pigeons though Vera hates them, and she once tricks him into believing that she has cooked him a pigeon pie. Jack once agrees to sell his dead body for a large amount of cash to an artist (Maggie McCarthy) who enjoys painting stuffed humans, so he could buy Vera a Christmas present. When Vera discovers this, she argues with the woman, who then turns up, inspired by Vera. They agree to both pose nude for the artist, but on condition that they would be buried as normal. The Duckworths celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary with a party at the Rovers in August 2007. After the couple plan to move to Blackpool, Jack discovers Vera has died in her armchair on 18 January 2008, devastating many of Coronation Street's residents. This prompts Jack to remain in Weatherfield, although, he still offers the house to Tyrone and his girlfriend Molly Compton (Molly Dobbs) (Vicky Binns), though they insist that he remain as lodger. Months later, Jack's grandson Paul Clayton (Paul Clayton (Coronation Street)) (Tom Hudson), having returned to Weatherfield previously, confesses to the police to burning down Valandro's, Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson)'s restaurant. He also confesses this to Jack who is disgusted with his grandson's behaviour and tells him he is his father's son. Despite his disgust, Jack offers Paul £10,000 that he has received from the house, on the condition that Paul faces prison. However, Paul cannot face it and decides to flee the country. This reassures Jack that Paul is different from Terry. When Molly's aunt Pam Hobsworth (Kate Anthony) later moves into number 9, Jack decides to spend a few months in Blackpool. Upon his return, he describes at Tyrone and Molly's wedding in January 2009 that Tyrone is the son he and Vera had always wanted. Later that year, Jack meets Connie Rathbone (Rita May (Rita May (actress))), a widow and pigeon enthusiast. The two become good friends, although Tyrone feels that Jack's behaviour is disrespectful to the memory of Vera. Jack soon goes on holiday with Connie to Spain and lies to Tyrone and Molly that he is returning to Blackpool. When he comes back, Tyrone discovers the truth and is unhappy with Jack. Tyrone begins to soften towards Connie but is still shocked when Jack announces that he is moving in with Connie and he leaves on 21 September 2009. birth_date WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category:Blackpool
St Annes", these charming family seaside towns offer something different and traditional to Blackpool. * '''Liverpool''' is easily accessible from Blackpool and is currently undergoing something of a renaissance. The port city is now home to a thriving shopping and cultural culture, building on its history and legacy in popular culture. * '''Manchester''' can also be easily reached from Blackpool: direct trains run regularly from Blackpool North to the city centre. This 'Cottonopolis' has now hung up its clogs and welcomed in a world of culture, business, music, art, shopping and fine dining. WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category:Blackpool
; National Pensioners Convention publisher Npcuk.org date 21 June 2012 accessdate 17 August 2012 The 'Young Farmers' convention has been held regularly in Blackpool since the late 1960s. http: www.fwi.co.uk events young-farmers-agm Entertainment Blackpool remains a summer through to the end of the illuminations in November and all holiday periods entertainment venue, specialising in variety shows featuring entertainers catering to a broad range
Throughout the Middle Ages and Early Modern period (Early modern Britain), Blackpool was a coastal hamlet in Lancashire's Hundred of Amounderness (Amounderness), and remained such until the mid-18th century when it became fashionable in England to travel to the coast during the summer to bathe in sea water to improve well-being. In 1781, visitors attracted to Blackpool's sandy beach were able to use a newly built private road, built by Thomas Clifton and Sir Henry Hoghton. Stagecoaches began running to Blackpool from Manchester in the same year, and from Halifax (Halifax, West Yorkshire) in 1782. In the early 19th century, Henry Banks and his son-in-law John Cocker erected new buildings in Blackpool such that its population grew from less than 500 in 1801 to over 2,500 in 1851. St John's Church in Blackpool was consecrated in 1821.
Blackpool rose to prominence as a major centre of tourism in England when a railway was built in the 1840s connecting it to the industrialised regions of Northern England. The railway made it much easier and cheaper for visitors to reach Blackpool, triggering an influx of settlers, such that in 1876 Blackpool was incorporated as a borough (Boroughs incorporated in England and Wales 1835–1882), governed by its own town council and aldermen. In 1881 Blackpool was a booming resort with a population of 14,000 and a promenade complete with piers, fortune-tellers, public houses, trams, donkey rides, fish-and-chip shops and theatres. . By 1901 the population of Blackpool was 47,000, by which time its place was cemented as "the archetypal British seaside resort". By 1951 it had grown to 147,000.
Shifts in tastes, combined with opportunities for Britons to travel overseas, affected Blackpool's status as a leading resort during the late 20th century. Nevertheless, Blackpool's urban fabric and economy remains relatively undiversified, and firmly rooted in the tourism sector, and the borough's seafront continues to attract millions of visitors every year. In addition to its sandy beaches, Blackpool's major attractions and landmarks include Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Illuminations, the Pleasure Beach (Pleasure Beach Blackpool), Blackpool Zoo, Sandcastle Water Park (Sandcastle Water Park (Blackpool)), the Winter Gardens (Winter Gardens, Blackpool), and the UK's only surviving first-generation tramway (Blackpool tramway).