SD3036 : Blue plaque:Princess Parade

taken 4 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Blue plaque:Princess Parade
Blue plaque:Princess Parade
The blue plaque on the side of the Metropole Hotel by SD3036 : Princess Parade reads:

BLACKPOOL CIVIC TRUST
HERITAGE TRAIL
Princess
Parade

Built between October 1910 and September 1911.
Princess Parade was officially opened by HRH Princess
Louise, Duchess of Argyll on the 2nd of May 1912.
It replaced a narrow iron walkway on the sea defences
around the Metropole Hotel. Over 200,000 tons of sand,
used as infill, were transported along the Promenade from
South Shore on specially laid railway track. Popularly
referred to as the 'Sands Express', it consisted of five
industrial steam engines named Alice, Annie,
Horbury, Netherton and Reliance.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Date (from Tags)
1912 
Person (from Tags)
Princess Louise 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 306 365 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.2073N 3:3.3402W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 306 364
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