This post was most recently updated on March 15th, 2019
By Mark S Jobling.
Blackpool is the classic English seaside resort.
It revels in the tackiness of its Amusement Arcades (penny slot machines and video games), its Pleasure Beach theme park and other attractions, originally designed for the vacationing workers of the local mill towns.
The promenade, or ‘Front’, next to the sea is a popular place to walk – and includes a tram service, still running the old fashioned trams as though it was still the Victorian era.
In the Fall, after the main summer season, the Front is lit up as part of the ‘Blackpool Illuminations’ founded in 1879.