Archive for May, 2008

Another Sunny day in Blackpool 31 May

May 31, 2008 1 comment

The tide is out about as far as it goes on North Shore

View down the prom towards the Tower with the Sealife tram coming towards me.

Moments later the ‘Sealife’ tram has passed me by with the ‘Coral Island’ tram going the other way.

The ‘Sealife Tram is quickly followed by ‘Unison’ Tram.

I have named the trams by what they are advertising. I think the first two shown are referred to as baloon trams because of there shape but I am probably wrong. However all the trams have different model names and serial numbers etc. Are there any tram buffs out there that can fill in the details please?


25th May 2008

Pictures taken during a cycle down to st. Annes this afternoon. A better day than it looks in the pictures. Bright and quite warm but with strong gusts of wind.

Part of New South Promenade Blackpool.

The boating Lake in st. Annes

St Annes Pier from the Boating lake.

looks like you could walk across the Ribble estuary today all the way to Southport.

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Saturday 24 th May 2008

Another bust weekend in Blackpool. As well as being a bank holiday weekend uts also a Blackpool Dance Festival week.

The festival lasts for nine days and covers Ballroom and Latin American Dancing, incorporating the British Open Championships for Amateur and Professional Couples plus Formation Teams. There are over 1800 couples entered from over 60 countries including the stars of of the TV series ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

I cannot get into the main Ballroom to take a picture so here is one from the past.

Entrance to the Exibitors / Sales area.

“Back-toBack” Champions & Stars of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, the famous Darren and Lilia posed for me while autographing posters.

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Late post on 21st.

opening night at the New Stanley Bar and Cabaret.

The two lovely VIP receptionists

And Part of the cabaret.

There was also a great compare, singers and a comedian.

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Wednesday 21st May 2008

hoteliers Coffee morning at Blackpool Zoo today. Chance to find out whats new for the season and have a look round. The Zoo entrance hall leading to the shop and restaurant and on into the park.

Zoo Entrance

Pictures of some of the local residents.

lions doing what they do best. Sleeping in the grass.

busy in the cafe for the coffee morning.

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Tuesday 20th May 2008

May 21, 2008 2 comments

Trip down North Pier this evening to see the show ‘All Our Yesterdays’ and a good show it was to.

Punters walking down the Pier to the theatre .

The Tower from the Pier. work is taking place in front of the tower to create a new headland on the prom.

Work is also going on around the war memorial getting ready for Veterans week 21-29 June. (Click here for more info

The Carousel at the end of the pier.

A warm welcome from the Theatre Manager

Sunday 18th May 2008

Late evening. A closer view of the Riverdance on the beach at Cleveleys while out walking the dog (Finlay) and the one who must be obeyed (Penny).

It was quite a bright sunny evening but this picture was only taken on an N95 phone camera which was struggling against the sun. I will have to get into the habit of taking a real camera everywhere with me.

Looking back down the beach from the Riverdance towards the Norbreck Castle.

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