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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

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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

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; tests revealed that it contained anthrax bacilli. A few days later another sealed package of soil was left in Blackpool, where the ruling Conservative Party (Conservative Party (UK)) was holding its annual conference. The soil did not contain anthrax, but officials said that the soil was similar to that found on the island.

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ABC Counties. Retrieved 7 November 2008. Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen are unitary authorities (unitary authority) which form part of the county for various functions such as Lord Lieutenant but do not come under county council control. OPSI – The Lancashire (Boroughs of Blackburn and Blackpool) (Structural Change) Order 1996 The Lancashire Constabulary covers


was having me". Paul McCartney recorded a song entitled Blackpool as a number of demo home recordings made in the years 1971 and 1972. http: Vaultquiz SecretVault4 secretVault_q.htm The Jethro Tull (Jethro Tull (band)) song ''"Up the 'Pool"'' from the 1972 Living in the Past (Living in the Past (album)) album is about Blackpool, singer Ian Anderson and other members of the band's childhood home. Another Tull track about the beach 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: 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: 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: 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: 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).

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