SD3030 : Reflections at Pontins

taken 12 years ago, near to Blackpool Airport, Lancashire, England

Reflections at Pontins
Reflections at Pontins
Abandoned chalets on the former Pontins holiday camp.

The old holiday camp closed in October 2009. It was well past its "sell-by-date" and rumour had it that the lease on the land was running out and updating the campsite was not a viable option. Pontins went into liquidation and most of their existing operations were taken over by Britannia Hotels.

Northern Trust, a company based in Chorley, had plans (dating back to 2008 seemingly) to build houses on the site. Demolition of the site started in 2010 and some two thirds were cleared but some such as this row of chalets alongside the main road still remain. It would seem demolition has stopped as there are now doubts over whether the housing plans will actually go ahead.

Further information at Archive LinkExternal link and Archive LinkExternal link

Update (2017): Housing is now being built on the site.

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Geographical Context: Derelict, Disused Date: 2009 Former: Holiday Camp other tags: Chalets (Vacant) Holiday Chalet Demolition Site of Former Holiday Camp Pontins Reflections Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Galleries: · Selected tweets, Week 34 Automatic Clusters: · Pontins Holiday Camp [6] · Abandoned Chalet [2] ·
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 January, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3088 3097 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.2279N 3:3.0105W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3086 3099
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