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Blackpool Bank Holiday

August 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Busy in Blackpool this weekend but calm on the beach after theKite boarding Championships.

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The arena is being set up for the Beach Volleyball Championships.

(see pictures from last year here)

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Opening night of Legends on Central Pier

June 20, 2009 8 comments

The new season of Legends has started. possibly the most popular show in Blackpool.

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Buddy Holly

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

Tom Bright

Tom Bright

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Freddie

Freddie

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Finale

Finale

Tower Headland – Blackpool

January 22, 2009 1 comment

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TTower Festival Headland steams ahead

The funding applications for the much anticipated Tower Festival Headland were recently submitted to the North West Development Agency (NWDA). The bid for over £7m of NWDA and European Regional Development Funding will now be assessed by the agency.

The Tower Festival Headland project will create a unique open-air space with the capacity to host a range of performances from local community productions to large scale 20,000 spectator concerts.

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Work continues on the new sea defences infront of the Tower.

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Some of the completed new sea walls and headlands between Centraland South Piers.

North Pier Blackpool – 8 Jan 09

January 8, 2009 Leave a comment

The Sun sets into the sea behind North Pier

The Sun sets into the sea behind North Pier

Looking north from the pier the sea glows Turquose

Looking north from the pier the sea glows Turquose

the pier looks eirily quiet after sunset

the pier looks eirily quiet after sunset

Looking down from North to Central pier.

Looking down from North to Central pier with south pier and the pleasure Beach in the distance.

Blackpool Pictures from the top of the Tower – Sunday 2/11

November 5, 2008 1 comment

Bright sunny day.

The Norbreck Castle Hotel

The Norbreck Castle Hotel

The Norbreck Castle at Bispham in a patch of bright sun. Morecambe Bay and the Lake District in the background.

Barrow in Furness

Barrow in Furness

Zoomed across Morecambe bay to Barrow and the dock yards.

BAE Yard at Barrow

BAE Yard at Barrow

Digitally zoomed in further to clearly see the huge BAE ship yard buildings at Barrow.

Blackpool Winter Gardens

Blackpool Winter Gardens

Zommed in on Preston

Zoomed in on Preston

The City of Preston in the distance.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle and South Pier

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Central Pier

South Beach

South Beach

Towards the pleasure Beach without any zoom. Clearly shows the construction of the new prom and three of the new headlands. You could easily get a couple of football pitches on each one.

North Pier

North Pier

Close up

Close up

Wind Farm

Wind Farm

Part of the wind farm near to Barrow. Hardly visible with the naked eye from the top of the Tower but each one is a similar height.

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Blackpool and Fylde College

Blackpool and Fylde College

Blackpool and fylde College, the River Wyre estuary behind, then Morecambe Bay and Haysham power station.

the lifeboat station

the lifeboat station

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The Gasometer at Kew near Southport

The Gasometer at Kew near Southport

I can just make out the shape of the gasometer at Kew in the haze above the Ribble estuary.