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Hi all, first time commenting. Its been a tough year for me, well, tough year for all of us. My mother passed away and then the black death descended on us. The only thing that has kept me sane is looking at this webcam and reminding myself, I will soon be there, with my best friend Harry (4 year old Jack Russell). We are coming up on the 9th Nov, stopping at St. Annes....but we will be coming along and soaking up the atmosphere.....Just a quick question, has anyone on here recorded footage from the webcam?
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My Word first time ever the Pubs shut hope all is well with them
Phil - very erratic lights on the wheel! I recall they were repaired and working fully in January. February, odd ones began to malfunction then they all went off and not been seen since. A pity as the lights seen on the other side were looking great with variations of the Union Jack. No idea why they haven't bothered to fix them. Not as if they haven't had the time! Still, the Tower lights are a dramatic improvement on what we've seen the last few years... last year's were the nadir with only the side facing the sea being illuminated.
Hi Noel, Thanks for the info. on the wheel! I think the lights on the webcam side of the wheel weren't working properly long before then. They seemed to be a bit random. Maybe they should get the illuminations engineers to have a look at them :-)
The lights on the Ferris Wheel stopped working on the side facing the Tower back in February before the lockdown was inflicted. Given they've had plentiful time to fix them, the fact they're still not showing is bewildering. It is nice to have this cam showing the Tower lights... I've not been around there since Illuminations began but a relief to see they're looking good as it was getting extremely boring seeing it lit permanently in blue!
Hi Dave, Well spotted, and the wheel appears to be lit on this cam, but it's not on the Viva prom cam. Maybe only one side is working, or it's a projection onto only one side.
Cool animation on the tower, and must admit only just noticed in the left hand corner, the ferris wheel on Central Pier. But not viewable on the other Chapel Street cam...
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Even the traffic lights went to green as the tower lit up!....
@ Paul Viva cam at present, isn't that glazed vision the view after having had 1 too many drinks, specially for the non drinking viewers to experience the full 100% Blackpool hit in the safety of their homes?
When you find that anorak Dave nip down to the front and give the main camera a clean for tonight mate!
@Paul & Phil... No problem, lived on the Fylde Coast nearly 60 yrs now so glad to help out. Skyline the catalyst though, along with the sponsor, just a few clicks and gone from the Tower here to watching hippos in Kenya, and hanging off the side of an active volcano, Stromboli ! Be interesting to see how many hits the cam gets on Friday... Now where's the wife hid my anorak... :-)
I've only seen the Tower in Blue hope its going change colours soon
@dave, thanks for the bits of information. You’re the go to man now for any future questions of mine and I would expect others too!
Just in case anyone is wondering how to view the live switch-on (thanks Dave) the instructions can be found by searching google for 'MTV Blackpool 2020'