SD3035 : Big Wheel, Blackpool Central Pier

taken 9 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Big Wheel, Blackpool Central Pier
Big Wheel, Blackpool Central Pier
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.

Blackpool is the only town in the United Kingdom with three piers; the North Pier was completed in 1863, followed by the Central Pier in 1868 and the South Pier in 1893.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 October, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 304 354 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.6126N 3:3.5075W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 303 354
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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