Another weekend, and yet another storm is crashing in to Blackpool! Most locals I know are feeling fed up and brow beaten by the barrage of storms over the last few weeks though to be fair, Blackpool has gotten off lightly compared to other parts of the UK.
:o) yes, think I may have an inkling these days. Oh I had a look at the Blackpool website - even saw a photo of an elephant on the beach! Thanks for that
Patti, Jimmy Tarbuck was touring with Des O'Connor last year, and recently announced that he's going to continue, so maybe you could go and see him again somewhere, and understand what he's on about this time :-)
:O) just been on a poodle via satellite map - we used to stay in a guest house very near to Gynn Square, so quite some distance from the Tower, Albert Road was very close to the tower, I see. Our guest house was called the Gywn Beth I believe, its holiday apartments now. The mention of cages under the tower brought back a memory - maybe we went to see the circus animals down there at some point. I was trying to recall the shows that we had seen - I think we saw Cliff Richard, and we saw The Batchelors, I also remember seeing Jimmy Tarbuck, and my mum laughing so much there were tears in her eyes - completely beyond me at such a tender age :O)
there filming for the new Cinderella movie ,with James cordon and pares Bronson start filming monday
Blackpool Gazette have just posted that it might be something to do with the filming that's going on around the town.
well cant see that tent standing the winds this weekend
ave building a marquee in these winds!!
No Tracey not sure what they are doing i am wondering that!!
Anyone know what they are building next to the comedy carpet?
I like that Phil !!
The leaning tower of Blackpool?
Was in Blackpool yesterday, loads of film unit vehicles at the side of the tower, wonder what was being filmed ?
Did you know that the tower was actually built leaning towards the sea slightly? The idea was that if it ever fell down, it would fall into the sea, In the last few years large amounts of work had to be carried out on the structure as it had been allowed to get into a terrible state and was badly rotting due to the salty environment. Its said that it would of fallen down in the not too distant future had the work not been carried out.
I remember seeing an item about the Tower basement on TV a while ago – probably for the 125th anniversary. It showed the old animal cages which are still there. It also showed that there exists a huge pan-like structure which can hold 40000 gallons of water, directly under the ring. The ‘pan’ is then invisibly raised to the ring level, thus making the ring appear to flood very quickly. That was how they did the water finales. If you search for ‘ live history tower blackpool ‘ you can see that there was an aviary, aquarium and menagerie there, and there’s a whole lot of other interesting info on this site about the building of the Tower, and Blackpool in general.
Actually patti now I think about it, it was 55 years years ago when I was first took there as a 7 year old for the summer and returning in September for the lights! We always stayed in either hornsby road or albert road guest houses!