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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
amateur wrestlers. Booths such as these had been a foundation stone of the professional wrestling industry since the 19th century – Barron's booth is reputed to have been the last of its kind in the world. Numerous renowned professional wrestlers worked as carnival shooters (Catch wrestling#History) at the booth, including future WWE star William Regal (then known as Steve Regal), his then tag team partner Robbie Brookside, promoter, trainer and champion Shak Khan (who runs a school for teaching Catch Wrestling in Blackpool), future British Ladies' Wrestling champion Klondyke Kate, and others including Dave Duran, (John Palin) The booth ended with Baron's death in 1994, although other promoters have since held shows in the bar. ''Walking A Golden Mile'' William Regal, WWE Books 2005 Additionally, the Tower Circus (Blackpool Tower#Tower Circus) was a frequent venue for wrestling shows. A photograph of noted heel (Heel (professional wrestling)) Jack Pye in action at the circus is displayed by the entrance to the circus. The tradition was revived by All Star Wrestling when they promoted a summer season at the venue in 2008, and a similar summer season in 2012 at the Winter Gardens. Religion thumb Sacred Heart Church, Blackpool Sacred Heart Church (File:Sacred Heart Church, Blackpool.jpg), town centre Blackpool has a number of Christian churches including eighteen Anglican (Church of England) and ten Roman Catholic churches. WikiPedia:Blackpool Commons:Category:Blackpool
in the rocks dating back to the time when the area was much used by local bathers. The word snig is a local dialect term for eel. (Snig can also be a word for grass snake in parts of Lancashire.) - Blackpool Blackpool Transport 175 (and 75 trams) - thumb 300px right Map of the results of the 2003 Blackpool council election. Labour Party (UK) Labour (File:Blackpool local election 2003 map.svg) in red, Conservatives (Conservative Party (UK)) in blue
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
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
; (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
of the Mythical Sulk'' and ''The Chuckle Brothers In Trouble''. All these feature live performances of the brothers, one filmed at Blackpool, one at Scarborough (Scarborough, North Yorkshire), one at Darlington, and the other at York. The ''Chuckle Brothers In Trouble'' DVD filmed at York was a "rehearsal" performance. The world's largest disco ball can be found on the promenade in Blackpool, United Kingdom. The World’s Largest Mirrorball, June. 2002
Park (Blackpool) Sandcastle Water Park 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
attractions of Blackpool is "Big Dipper", from the 1976 album ''Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!''. In the early 1980s the then Blackpool based band The Membranes used the town as the subject matter for their ''Tatty Seaside Town'' 1988 single, which was later covered by Therapy? ''"Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier"'', the opening track of the Manic Street Preachers album ''Everything Must Go (Everything Must Go (Manic Street Preachers album))'', contains the lyrics ''"20ft high off Blackpool Promenade"'' amongst other references to Blackpool. The opening line of Soft Cell's 1982 ''"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"'' hit (later a hit for David Gray in 1998) "Standing at the door of the Pink Flamingo, Crying in the rain" is a reference to Blackpool's famous gay nightclub The Flamingo. Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand (band))'s 2013 ''"Love Illumination"'' single was originally called ''"Blackpool Illuminati"''. http: article.wn.com view 2013 07 25 Go_Hear_This_Love_Illumination_by_Franz_Ferdinand # related_news Other songs written about Blackpool include ''Oh Blackpool'' by Beautiful South and several different songs called ''Blackpool'', by Sham 69, Macc Lads, Roy Harper and The Delgados. ''"Blackpool"'' is also the title song from a production co-written with author Irvine Welsh and Vic Godard (Subway Sect) in 2002, later released as a four song EP called ''"Blackpool"''. A song called ''"Blackpool Fool"'' appears on the Frank Sidebottom album A,B,C & D(1997). http: www.last.fm music Frank+Sidebottom _ Blackpool+Fool Folk songs written about the town include The Houghton Weavers anthem ''"The Blackpool Belle"'' ("Oh the Blackpool Belle was a getaway train that went from Northern stations. What a beautiful sight on a Saturday night bound for the illuminations"), Jasper Carrot's ''"Day Trip To Blackpool"'' ("Didn't we have a miserable time the day we went to Blackpool? An 'orrible day, we got drunk on the way And spent our money on chips and bingo...") http: www.leoslyrics.com jasper-carrott day-trip-to-blackpool-lyrics and Mike Harding's single ''"Talking Blackpool Blues"'' ("Well my Mam and Dad and Gran and me We went to Blackpool by the sea It rained and rained for most of the day But we all got tanned in a funny sort of way"). http: mudcat.org thread.cfm?threadid 132648 Notable musicians born in Blackpool Ian Anderson, John Evan and Jeffrey Hammond (of Jethro Tull (Jethro Tull (band))), David Ball (David Ball (musician)) (of Soft Cell), singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Chris Lowe (of Pet Shop Boys), Nick McCarthy (of Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand (band))), Gary Miller (Gary Miller (singer)) (who had a hit with The Yellow Rose of Texas (The Yellow Rose of Texas (song))), Graham Nash (of The Hollies Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), Robert Smith (Robert Smith (musician)) (of The Cure) and folk singer Maddy Prior. Victoria Christina Hesketh (Victoria Hesketh), better known as her stage name Little Boots, was also born in Blackpool. The conductor David Atherton, co-founder of the London Sinfonietta, was born in Blackpool. Media Newspapers that cover the Blackpool area include the ''Blackpool Gazette'', the daily newspaper covering the Fylde Coast area, known locally as ''The Gazette''. They also publish a free weekly newspaper, the ''Blackpool Reporter (Blackpool Gazette)'', which is delivered to householders in Blackpool. The Gazette also publishes a daily online version in Polish, ''Witryna Polska'' (''Polish Gazette'') to cater for the local Polish (Poles) community. 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).