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Blackpool Lights 2014: Tripping the Lights Fantastic in Northern England!

Old Aug 24th, 2014, 08:47 AM
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sounds great steve - again thanks for that info.
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Old Aug 26th, 2014, 10:28 AM
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Friday night is approaching - if you notice a temporary power shortage in the UK it's perhaps when they trip the switch on thelights fantastic!
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Old Sep 16th, 2014, 08:16 AM
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Who turned them on this year was it someone from Corrers or someone less famous?
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Old Sep 16th, 2014, 09:16 AM
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QE II of Scotland flipped on the switch of the lights fantastic this year, with all the accompanying pomp and circumstance - she was broguth in by a horse-carriage parade of about 30 wagons, got out her magic wand and wanded the lights to go on.

About the best flipping of all time locals say.
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Old Oct 16th, 2014, 02:10 PM
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Topping for anyone going to grim northwest England in the next month of so before the lights go dark (though Blackpool never goes dark!)
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Old Oct 16th, 2014, 04:05 PM
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I'm surprised the demise of Blackpool Airport hasn't been mentioned. The final flight has flown. Not good for the local economy!
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Old Oct 17th, 2014, 09:41 AM
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So what is the nearest airport? Seems odd Blackpool can't support an airport with cheap flights for Brits to flock here.
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Old Oct 18th, 2014, 02:06 AM
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Few if any of Blackpool's flights were inter UK. It was a base mostly for the Jet2 airline to fly to Spain.

Manchester and Liverpool are now the only two international airports in the North West of England. Manchester is by far the larger place with a much greater choice of international flights.
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Old Oct 18th, 2014, 08:42 AM
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Thanks - the irony of it all folks coming to Blackpool to fly to Spain - sums up the fate of many British seaside resorts - their traditional clients now flying off to Sapin, often from Blackpool itself!
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 04:32 AM
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Why not?
Where do you live?
Don't you ever have a break from the hum drum of your own town?
Wasn't long ago you gave duff info about Big Ben wasn't it?
George Formby would serenade you with his ukulele down the Golden Mile, and kick you into the Irish Sea!
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 05:51 AM
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With a strategically placed Little Stick of Blackpool Rock!
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 06:18 PM
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All might not be lost with the Airport. My ears are close to the ground, and the grapevine suggests this lot could be putting in a bid...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg
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Old Oct 21st, 2014, 12:44 AM
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Most small regional airports are loss-making. Before the recession, Blackpool Airport had 500,000 passengers a year but that dropped to little over 200,000 last year and it just wasn't sustainable. Sad but inevitable. And with both Manchester and Liverpool airports just over an hour away, usually offering cheaper fares and more frequent flights to the same destinations, it was always going to be tough.
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