Archive for the ‘illuminations’ Category

Blackpool World Fireworks Championships 16/9/2011

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Video from phone. 2nd week, competitor  Germany


Blackpool Tower New Lights, Coral Island and dramatic skies.

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Below is a video of the new lighting at the top of Blackpool Tower. There are also some still pictures. in these you can see the new floor to ceiling glass walls and the extended glass floor.

Sorry the video is a bit shaky and noisy  –  just a phone camera from a windy beach.


Coral Island with a Shepherds delight sky behind.




Blackpool Illuminations and Tower.

October 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Been quite busy recently and not had much time to get out with the camera. below are some random snaps that have been taken over the last couple of weeks.

The recently refurbished 'Wild West Train Style' illuminated tram

The recently refurbished 'Wild West Train Style' illuminated tram

blackpool Tower from the end of the North Pier

blackpool Tower from the end of the North Pier

Blackpool Illuminations switch-on highlights

September 6, 2009 Leave a comment

To see highlights click  here

Blackpool Birley Street bathed in light – Update

August 5, 2009 Leave a comment

The Brilliance Scheme in Birley Street Blackpool moved another step nearer to completion. Six stainless steel arches have been erected across the street with sound and light projectors built into them. this is part of a £3.5m regeneration by light scheme for the town centre. Below is viodeo of the latest trial with all the light and sound working.

Blackpool Historic Trams. Wild west Loco

May 14, 2009 1 comment


Wild west loco tram

Wild west loco tram

This tram has been completely refurbish and had its press relaunch today. Although it does not show up clearly in the daylight, this is an illuminated tram and will be in service during the illuminations period.





Another historic Blackpool tram passing by.

Another historic Blackpool tram passing by.

Blackpool regeneration By light.

January 6, 2009 1 comment


This redevelopment of town centre lighting aims to encourage visitors to explore the town centre all year round.





One of the projector heads lighting up the dome of the Grand theatre as it moves round. Each post has a mobile rotating projector that streams moving patterns and emblems on the pavements and buildings. There are several of these erected in Church street and Corporation street. Additional lighting features are due to be installed in the area over the next few months.