Archive for June, 2008

A Return to Better Weather Mon 23 June

June 25, 2008 1 comment

Weekend over and the sun is out again.

Sections of the Illuminations display are starting to be erected ready for the Illuminations switch on on 29th August. It has just been announced that the lights will be switched on by the ‘Top Gear’ team!

The Cenotaph is almost ready for veterans Day on the 27th.

King Kanute is trying to hold back the tide.

Work continues on the new headland on the prom outside the Tower.

A section of near complete new prom in front of the life boat station.

Work continues on the new headland around the central pier.

View up church Street towards the Winter Gardens.


Sunday 22 June

Unfortunately having had great weather for the last few weeks, it was horrible this weekend with some rain and really strong gale force winds.

Some of the events for the start of veterans week such as air displays and parachute jumps had to be cancelled.

Pictures of some of the military displays on the prom.

military display on prom

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Saturday 21st Jun.

Strictly Come Dancings top talent brought its own brand new partnered dance show to Blackpool Tower for a performance on Friday Night.

A couple of snaps.

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Blackpool 19th June

June 21, 2008 2 comments

Another sunny day! Sorry about the picture quality but they are not too bad for the phone camera.

Later at Funny Girls – a few snaps. If you come to Blackpool make an effort to go and see this show and cabaret. Funny and entertaining.

Zoe the DJ – Compare.

Zoe the DJ

Betty Legs Diamond in a sketch based on The King and I.

And a later sketch on Annie Get your Gun.

And as Shirley Bassey

Friday the 13th

A warm sunny day again but there is a strong breeze this evening so the water is a bit choppy!

Lots of work going on to spruce the Cenotaph up ready for Blackpool Veterans Week (21-29 June) and the Official National Veterans Day Service on 27 June.

Blackpool Tower in the evening sun.

The Grand Theatre. ( Britains national Theatre of Variety)

The Grand Theatre is an 1100-seat theatre designed by Frank Matcham in 1894. This amazing space is a wonder of restoration and revival, presenting a full range of every performing arts, as Blackpool’s community theatre, Lancashire’s preferred opera house and Britain’s National Theatre of Variety.

Debenhams / houndshill – 12/06/08

June 13, 2008 1 comment

The houndshill Shopping Centre expansion and the new Debenhams store are nearing completion. They are due to open on August 21st.

Another Fine Sunset – 10 June 08

We get some great sunsets facing due west over the sea. On a warm sunny day on the sandy beach you could imagine you are anywhere in the world.