twenties. He is a recipient of the Carl Alan Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to dance. In 2006 and 2007, he was nominated for the Emmy Award in the ''Outstanding Reality Competition Program'' category. Biography from. TVGuide.com (1944-04-25). Retrieved on 2011-10-23. Local Housing Allowance was introduced across all Local Authority areas on 7 April
landmarks and attractions thumb upright Blackpool Tower (File:BlackpoolTower OwlofDoom.jpg), a Blackpool landmark. thumb Blackpool's famous Winter Gardens (File:BlackpoolWinGar.JPG) thumb Coral Island on Blackpool's Promenade (File:Coral Island amusements, Blackpool - DSC07061.JPG) * Blackpool Tower, opened in 1894, has been a dominant landmark of the Blackpool skyline since that time. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, it is in height
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above the stage in Blackpool Tower's ballroom is from the poem ''Venus and Adonis'' by William Shakespeare. 350px thumbnail Blackpool Tower Ballroom, the Sistine Chapel of North West England (File:Blackpool Tower Ballroom revisited (7636143384).jpg). *
gasometer is to be demolished accessdate 2008-09-17 last Siddle first John work Southport Visiter date 2008-09-12 Spender became a member of the Mass Observation movement, taking pictures of daily life in working class communities. His most famous photographs are of the 'Worktown Study'. (Worktown was the Mass Observationist's codename for Bolton)Taken in a period between 1937 and 1940, his photographs cover the full range of Mass-Observation’s interests - politics and elections; religion; street scenes; industrial (industry) landscapes (Landscape art); the public house; market scenes; new buildings and developments; observers in action; sport and leisure time; work in the textile mills; on holiday in Blackpool; street hoardings and advertisements. Toward the end of his involvement with Mass Observation, Spender also took on work as a photographer for the recently established, highly successful photographically illustrated magazine Picture Post. '''Knott End-on-Sea''' is a village in Lancashire, England, situated on the southern side of Morecambe Bay, across the Wyre (River Wyre) estuary from Fleetwood. Although there is no through road (to get there one has to pass through neighbouring Preesall), the village is in fact the main commercial centre for the Over Wyre area. As well as a variety of shops and cafes, Knott End has its own pub (the ''Bourne Arms''), county library, NatWest bank and golf club. Buses run regularly from Knott End to Blackpool, Garstang, Lancaster (Lancaster, England) and Fleetwood, and there is also a seasonal three-minute ferry crossing to Fleetwood. Workers now had one week's holiday each year, albeit unpaid, and films were made in the thriving holiday resorts including Blackpool and Morecambe Bay. Leisure activities shown include boating on rivers, promenading in pleasure gardens and rolling Easter eggs. birth_date WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category:Blackpool
; Marti went on to make more television appearances including the self titled ''Marti Caine'' on BBC2; showcasing her dance, comedic and musical talents. Among millions of fans who watched her TV performances could be counted Liberace (who compared her with Barbra Streisand) and her American counterpart Joan Rivers (who again cited Marti with admiration in the 2006 BBC series ''The Story of Light Entertainment'' Her seventeen-year
'''Layton railway station''' is on the Blackpool North (Blackpool North railway station) to Preston (Preston railway station) railway line, in Lancashire, England, serving the Blackpool suburb of Layton (Layton, Lancashire). It is managed by Northern Rail and is unstaffed. In the United Kingdom the '''party conference season''' refers to the period of three weeks in September and October of each year which contains the annual political party conferences. They have
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, in Gent (Ghent), Belgium. He followed this up by winning the World Quizzing Championships again in July 2005. He is the first person to retain this title and, for a second year running, he finished ahead of Pat Gibson of Ireland (Republic of Ireland) and Nico Pattyn of Belgium. In November 2005 he retained his individual title at the European Quizzing Championships in Tallinn (Estonia). At this event he again captained the England quiz team, this time losing to Belgium
Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Stanley Park (Stanley Park, Liverpool), Liverpool is also named after him. During the last years of his life, he increasingly dedicated himself to philanthropic work. Lord Derby died on 14 June 1908, and Lady Derby died on 17 April 1922. After Edward Whymper made the first ascent of Stanley Peak (Stanley Peak (Ball Range)) in 1901, he named the mountain after Lord Derby. Vancouver's Stanley Park and Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
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
drop. Some sections of tramway track still have the slot rails visible. ''Summer Holiday'' was adapted into a stage musical in the mid-1990s starring Darren Day in the role that Cliff Richard played. It premiered for a summer season at The Opera House (Opera_House_Theatre,_Blackpool) in Blackpool in 1996, and then later toured nationally, before returning to The Opera House in 1998. The cast for these included Claire Buckfield, Isla Fisher, Hilary O'Neil, Peter Baldwin (Peter Baldwin (actor)) and Rene Zagger. It was also recorded and released on video, entitled "Summer Holiday-The Hits", which was all the musical numbers strung together by clips of Darren Day writing postcards to his friends, and describing what was happening in the story as he wrote. At the end of 2010, late October or November, Eboué signed another long-term contract with Arsenal. News & Features. Premierleague.com. Retrieved on 2012-03-21. In April 2011, Eboué scored for Arsenal in their 3–1 win over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road, with a powerful strike from his weaker left foot, which helped keep Arsenal's title hopes alive. In the following match against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, however, he conceded a last-minute penalty by pushing Lucas Leiva in the back which denied the club victory and left them six points adrift of the leaders. On 8 May 2011, he was an unused substitute in the game against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in a 3–1 defeat. At the end of the 2010–11 season, Eboué made 27 appearances in total and scored once in all competitions. * Richard Norris (Richard Norris (musician)) (born 23 June 1965, London) - keyboards (Keyboard instrument) * David Ball (David Ball (musician)) (born 3 May 1959, Blackpool, Lancashire) - keyboards * Sacha Rebecca Souter - Vocals Circus The first Belle Vue Circus took place in 1922, but it was not considered a success. The next was staged in 1929, after the company negotiated a deal with the Blackpool Tower Company (Blackpool Tower) to provide acts and equipment for what subsequently became a regular Christmas event held in the Kings Hall. One of the first arrivals from Blackpool was ringmaster (Ringmaster (circus)) George Lockhart (George Claude Lockhart), WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category: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).