What is Blackpool known for?

hard hitting

amongst winners for the second annual CorpComms Awards url http: pages 1915 Press+release+archive.stm?article_id 12255 publisher Cross Border News accessdate 29 September 2009 – which received more than 40 million hits (Hit (Internet)) in its first year. In December the BBC launched ‘Reunited’ - a season of hard hitting programmes about family members seeking to contact missing relatives and the complex reasons people run away. ref>

major independent

champion ''Which? Holiday'' found that Blackpool Airport was the favourite among its members in a major independent survey. The airport, which flies to about 20 destinations, received an overall customer score of 80 per cent. It received five stars for the efficiency of check-in, the time it takes to clear security and distance from check-in to the gate, and the overall airport experience, including signage, design of the airport and attitude of staff. In 1927 the local council announced that an airfield would be built near Stanley Park, which would become Stanley Park Aerodrome (Stanley Park Aerodrome (Blackpool)) offering flights to the Isle of Man for £1-16s-0d (£1.80). WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category:Blackpool

attitude quot

July 2009 and would later come to be known as britpop; "With Oasis achieving a number one album and Shed Seven being praised everywhere, the good old unambiguous British guitar band could be making a comeback. Like Oasis, this York band are defiantly heterosexual, and brimming with what in a previous day would have been called arrogance, and is now known as 'attitude'."

comic role

by independent witnesses and the claims were not submitted to independent scholarly inquiry. Frederic H. Wood - Egyptian Miracle Morrissey was eager to play a comic role after starring in these dramas. He subsequently reunited with Peter Bowker for the BBC One musical serial ''Blackpool (Blackpool (TV serial))'', in which he

appearing frequently

to sell-out audiences in cabaret, pantomime, summer seasons, pier shows, as well as repertory, appearing frequently in Blackpool, Cambridge, Bath (Bath, Somerset), Bournemouth and London. She successfully led a UK tour of the musical production ''Funny Girl'', a role that could have been written for her. In 1986, she performed a one-woman show at London's ''Donmar Warehouse'', co-writing fourteen songs about her life experiences or in her own words 'at least the bits I

professional success

commercially. The Swallow Sidecar Company of Blackpool was the result. Professional success After working many years on the club circuit in Yorkshire as a stand-up comic and cabaret singer, she rose to national prominence when she appeared on the show New Faces in 1975. She won that year's competition, beating Lenny Henry and Victoria Wood (for whom she had immense professional respect, referring to her rival as 'uniquely talented...'). ref name "Independent"

variety performance

1980 and a refurbishment, achieved partly through voluntary effort, was begun. Finally, on 23 March 1981 the Grand re-opened as a theatre once again to stage an Old Vic performance of William Shakespeare's ''The Merchant of Venice'' featuring Timothy West and Prunella Scales. The theatre's return was further confirmed in May of the same year when a Royal Variety Performance was staged in the presence of Prince Charles (Charles, Prince of Wales). The town also plays host

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

wrestling career

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radio comedy

blackpool-news accessdate 2007-09-02 archiveurl http: web 20070928043333 http: blackpool-news 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

dramatic stage

a band (musical band) with Anderson and future Jethro Tull members John Evan and Barriemore Barlow. After leaving Grammar School, he opted to study painting rather than continue with music, but he was convinced to join Jethro Tull in January 1971. During the time of Tull's dramatic stage costumes, Jeffrey started wearing a black and white striped suit and played a matching bass guitar, this became his trademark and a feature of Tull's Thick as a Brick stage performance



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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