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    Nice variation on a thread Chitty.



    Some lovely spots on The Fylde Coast.

    Blackpool has had it's up and downs for a hundred years and more.


    An amazing amount has been spent there over the last few years.

    The Beach is now one of the cleanest in Europe.




    It doesn't work over-night.

    They are putting a great deal into making it
    more attractive,


    I wish them well.



    All the way to Fleetwood.

    Then Pilling across the channel.

    The new Sea Wall and Promenade.



    Blackpool is going to be an attractive resort again.



    The Big One, going strong.




    Some outstanding Victorian property at hand.



    Mustn't forget The White Church in the distance either.
    All the women take their blouses off
    And the men all dance on the polka dots
    It's closing time !

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    The powers that be, won't let me give you a Green at present!

    Take it as read though!

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    Cheers Mathos.

    We bought a family tram ticket for 10 valid for two days all the way up to Fleetwood, might make full use of it next time.

    Nice day out on the crazy golf etc, then the Red Arrows topped the day off nicely.

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    Glad you enjoyed.

    Take care Chitty.

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    Escaped rainy Manchester for a few hours in the capital of Scotland, surprisingly warm,dry and the lights were on...
    Blackpool's not a Total Shite Hole-20190928_175300.jpg


    Rather them then me...
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    Blackpool's not a Total Shite Hole-20190928_173107.jpg

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    Used to go to Blackpool with a gang of mates. I've never been anywhere like it, admittedly not spent a lot of time in the North, but everyone had a Glaswegian accent, got pissed out their heads at lunch times in German Beer kellers and the only form of potato available was chipped and fried.

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    As a kid, I used to go for a week at a time in the summer with my gran and grandad; I absolutely loved the place. Who could spot the tower would start the moment we got past Preston while we could scoff fish and chips at the end of the day in the sea air with weather that was always much better than Manchester. I could amuse myself for days on end at the Pleasure Beach as well as doing some fishing off the piers. Great, innocent days.

    Last time I was there was about 20 years ago and the bogs were 2 at a time with everybody doing charlie, people scrapping on the seafront and the old bill tearing up and down nicking people left right and centre.

    Something for everyone in Blacky.


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    Sounds about right Hal, something's never change

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    my time there[many] racing greyhounds,having a good laugh with the policeman in the box at the entrance to the show ground,it only cost a PENNY, and spending a little time [70's] at curzon place,with my GRAB A GRANNY from the flamingo club top end of town.i remmember having to walk back to my gigs at 6am.through the golf links.
    great times never forgotton.

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    Used to work at the Doric Hotel up on the North Shore. Had some good times there. My parents were thinking about buying a B&B there, didn't happen in the end. We did live in Fleetwood and Heysham Head for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crown and Anchor View Post
    Used to go to Blackpool with a gang of mates. I've never been anywhere like it, admittedly not spent a lot of time in the North, but everyone had a Glaswegian accent, got pissed out their heads at lunch times in German Beer kellers and the only form of potato available was chipped and fried.
    That would have been "Scottish Fortnight". Probably back in the 80's-90's.?

    Remember it well. Outside of the Pleasure Beach used to be loads of Bier Kellers and strip clubs, and all-in wrestling shows and the like. Used to be like 'hopscotch' on the golden mile, jumping over puddles of vomit and screaming seagulls fighting over the lumpier morsels..
    Proper Northern seaside town back then. At least Scarborough hasn't changed much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    That would have been "Scottish Fortnight".
    Last week in July, first week in August if my memory serves me well.

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    Not a bad old town. Long past its heyday, but 'it does what it says on the tin' as the saying goes. Shame it attracted lot of 'dosser' types inn the 90s and beyond, attracted by cheap rents, booze and smack.

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