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at Bury Grammar School, Arnold School, Blackpool, and Manchester University Law School. He worked as a solicitor. In 1955 he was elected as a Lancashire County Councillor, serving until 1961. Other appearances The Toymaker appears in the novelisation of the unmade serial ''The Nightmare Fair'' by Graham Williams, in a story set in Blackpool. The Sixth Doctor and Peri (Peri Brown) defeat the Toymaker, and leave him sealed inside a forcefield maintained


record collection

and the many records he bought. To finance his record collection, he performed at illegal warehouse raves in the Blackburn and Blackpool areas. With the assistance of another local DJ, Jon DaSilva, Sasha secured work at The Haçienda, where he learned key mixing (matching melodic keys) from DaSilva and refined his ability to beatmatch (to synchronize the beats of two simultaneously playing records). Though he enjoyed playing


debut wrestling

;cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk" resides Fayetteville (Fayetteville, Georgia), Georgia (Georgia (United States)), United States billed Blackpool, England, United Kingdom trainer Marty Jones Early years (1983–1992) Matthews was born in Codsall Wood (Codsall), Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, before moving with his family to London. Matthews made his ring debut wrestling in carnival


athletic+scoring

Blackpool, England height On his move to Blackpool Dodds later said, ''"It was a lovely sunny day and after the sooty streets of Sheffield I remember thinking it was like coming to paradise."'' He made his Seasiders debut on 11 March 1939, in a defeat at Charlton Athletic (Charlton Athletic F.C.), scoring Blackpool's only goal. He went on to score four in a home win over Middlesbrough F.C. Middlesbrough


sports location

, Chris Mason (players) date 2002 title Phil Taylor url http: www.youtube.com watch?v CLKyB8MXulk medium Television production publisher Sky Sports location Blackpool accessdate 15 August 2010 time 0:32–1:43 He has achieved the feat nine times on television, including four times in the UK Open (UK Open (darts)) at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton (2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008). Biography Bagley was born at Kendal, Cumbria (then Westmorland), England


fashion frequently

. These stories are not supported by contemporary accounts and seem to be apocryphal. Randle's mischievous wit led to a running conflict with Harry Barnes, police chief of Lancashire seaside resort Blackpool, who frequently banned and censored his material. Randle responded to his critics in robust fashion, frequently throwing his false teeth into the audience and once bombarding Blackpool from an aeroplane with toilet rolls (according to an episode of Rude Britannia, broadcast by the BBC on 15


world playing

- 80,000) settled in the area. Slovenia, situated south of Austria, was influenced in its folk dance by the Viennese Waltz. Frankie Yankovic, a Slovenian from Cleveland Ohio traveled the world playing his version ("Cleveland Style" as per Polka Hall of Fame, Euclid Ohio) of the Viennese Waltzes. His Blue Skirt Waltz went Platinum 1949. Even today, there are many opportunities to waltz every week in The Greater Cleveland Area. In 1951 Paul Krebs, a dance teacher from


amp television

on a break to the English seaside resort of Blackpool by Kudos Film & Television (Kudos (production company)) to think up programme ideas. Originally titled ''Ford Granada'' after the 1970s car (Ford Granada (Europe)), the series was rejected by the BBC.


world offering

. '''TVR''' is an independent British manufacturer of sports cars. Until 2006 it was based in the English seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, but has since split up into several smaller subsidiaries and has been relocated elsewhere. The company manufactured lightweight sports cars with powerful engines and was, at one time, the third-largest specialised sports car manufacturer in the world, offering a diverse range of coupés


comedy series

want to talk about...' (Woman magazine). In the same year, as well as hosting ''New Faces'', she also starred in a BBC comedy series ''Hilary'', written especially for her. A kind, sincere and honest woman, she was also highly insecure. She seldom refused an interview and never ducked an interviewer's question. She told one journalist that 'Marti Caine' was loud, brassy and egotistical, whereas Lynne had no ego, enjoyed doing the housework and still saw

blackpool-news Blackpool-soap-star-needs-your.1663325.jp accessdate 2007-09-02 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20070928043333 http: www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk blackpool-news Blackpool-soap-star-needs-your.1663325.jp archivedate 28 September 2007 Jewel's early career was as part of a double act with Ben Warriss (1909–93), who together made regular television appearances in the 1950s after a popular radio comedy series ''Up the Pole'' in the post-war years. The premise of ''Up the Pole'' was that Jewel and Warriss maintained a residence at the North Pole, although it was never explained why they chose to live there. The pair, who were reputed to be Britain's leading double-act in variety, were top of the bill in two London Palladium shows - 'Gangway' and 'High Time'. They toured Australia and America (United States), as well as appearing in the 1946 Royal Variety Performance and five pantomimes for Howard and Wyndham at the Opera House, Blackpool, Lancashire. Accidents and incidents *On 1 July 1935, de Havilland Dragon G-ADED crashed on take-off from Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man injuring all seven people on board. The aircraft, which was operating a scheduled passenger flight from Ronaldsway to Ringway Airport, Manchester, Lancashire via Squires Gate Airport, Blackpool and Speke Airport, Liverpool, was destroyed in the subsequent fire. WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category:Blackpool

Blackpool

'''Blackpool'''

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).

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