SD3035 : Blackpool Promenade

taken 8 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Blackpool Promenade
Blackpool Promenade
Blackpool is a seaside town in Lancashire on the Irish Sea coast, lying some 40 miles (64 km) north-west of Manchester and 30 miles north of Liverpool. With the arrival of the railway in 1846, the Town rose to prominence as a major holiday destination particularly for the textile workers of the Lancashire mill towns. This sudden influx of visitors motivated entrepreneurs to build accommodation and holiday attractions. The growth of visitors continued, eventually seeing Blackpool attain pre-eminence as a holiday destination in the inter-war years. The post-war decline of the Lancashire textile industry and the arrival of cheap air fares and package holidays sent many of Blackpool's traditional visitors to more reliably warm and dry climates abroad. Today, Blackpool's many attractions coupled with its good road communications continue to make it a popular destination, but mainly for day-trippers.
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SD3035, 510 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 October, 2009
Category
Promenade   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 306 355 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.6682N 3:3.3267W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 355
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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