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"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
Enrico Fermi

October 21, 2005

Blackpool

I just realised that I haven't really done any posts on Blackpool.

So, here is the official post#1.

Why do people come here? To be perfectly blunt I have no idea.

Apart from the
Tower complex, there is nothing much here. Yes, I know we have 3 piers, as well as the Pleasure Beach..but what do we have? We have Syndicate, Heaven & Hell etc, as well as Funny Girls and the rest of Basil Newby's business'. Apart from that...not a lot....oh I forget the Lumies (Blackpool Illuminations aka The Lights etc)...and the 'art' on the Prom. We have an Odeon as well.

Syndicate is having a bit of a problem with late licenses though. See
here. Info here. This is what Syndicate has to say. Hmm...would be a bit of a sod if the biggest nightclub in the UK was shut permanently.

So, apart from stag/hen parties, families (allegedly), there is not a lot happening.

We occasionally get the exciting events such as the Pigeon Fanciers, Darts, and some Dance Championships. On the quiet there is also the motorbike 1/4 mile runs from time to time on the lower prom near Cleveleys. I have no idea when this is, so if anyone knows, let me know.....not being a motorbike rider means I don't hear about this stuff. Quite impressive though...especially the dragbikes.

To be incredibly blunt, this place is a bit of a dump, but will the council believe it? Nope....they think everything in just fine.


Incidentally, anyone coming here, be prepared for the speed cameras...we have loads....and everywhere is 30mph. Oh and on-street parking? Forget it....everything is metered up except for certain areas after 6pm. Max stay...80 minutes...for 80p....so it's a bargain.

The Hounds Hill carpark (if you can figure out how to get out of it) was £1.00 for one hour, then £1.80 for 2 hours...it's probably more expensive now....especially seeing half of it is being knocked down....it was unsafe....in fact it has been for years....you won't have been able to miss the temporary reinforcement of the columns.

Of course, the big deal at the moment is the possibility of getting the big casino license. Apparently people are worried about the image of the town if the license is awarded. How exactly is a casino complex going to harm the image of the town? If anything, it'll mean that people won't bother going into Blackpool proper, they'll just stay in the complex.

Of course, that is a 'bad thing' as people won't shop in Blackpool proper. Well, how many people do shop in Blackpool? I mean what do we have....Marks & Sparks, HMV, NEXT, Waterstones....and well that's about it really. Oh, we acquired a Starbucks last month (which you can't find on the
website right now)....which is a little posh...and a Monsoon, which has just opened.

Oh, I also forgot the Party Conferences....which kind of mess the town up because you can't get anywhere.....made worse by the strange traffic layout we have here now. Of course that may change as it is said (i.e., I have read in a paper...can't remember which one, sorry) that if David Davis becomes Conservative Party Leader, they won't come to Blackpool anymore.


YES!! Sorry, do I seem happy? Well I am...because it might make the Council realise quite what a dump Blackpool has become.

To think that I was born here....yes I am officially a "sand grown'un"...that's if I spelt it right. This means I can criticise. Talking of which...let me know if you've been here, and if I'm right. If not, why not?


Visit Blackpool, Virtual Blackpool, The Gazette, and if you're really bored..Blackpool Council.

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7 Comments:

Blogger puremood said to The MuppetLord...

Interesting. I know nothing about the UK. How 'bout you take a day and walk/drive around and take some snazzy photos to share ;)

October 23, 2005 12:14 am  
Blogger MuppetLord said to The MuppetLord...

lmao...would love to...small problem...lots of film to develop first. Another thing....how small do you think this place is?

October 23, 2005 3:42 pm  
Blogger Tololy said to The MuppetLord...

I enjoyed that read. And in answer to the question at the end of your entry I tell you I have never been to the UK, much less to Blackpool.
But I would like to visit, certainly.

October 24, 2005 5:14 pm  
Blogger gemmak said to The MuppetLord...

Ack! I've tried twice to leave a comment and each time blogger killed it...third time lucky....

My only experence of Blackpool was to work there for a year some time back, it seemed kind of an interesting place to me but a year isn't a lifetime. Bit rough around the edges here and there maybe and way better in winter once the hoardes had gone but hey, I lived in Manchester, Blackpool seemed like paradise! :o)

October 25, 2005 12:21 am  
Blogger VickyRa said to The MuppetLord...

Hullo there Muppet - wonder if I know you IRL. You left a comment regarding the general crapness of my blog (which was actually quite polite and defintely justified) and so I followed you here and found that you are a year older than me (well I turn 28 next month) and we were both born here. You seem to be intelligent and in this town (well I live in Bispham now but I think it still says Blackpool on the envelopes) you'd stick out like a sore thumb ;) if not invite a hail of stones for the sheer arrogance of daring to have continued reading beyond the time that it's compulsory :) Aah, but I am too hard - I ride the buses too often, it does that to you :) Anyway...Interesting blog, I shall explore further :D

October 25, 2005 3:09 am  
Blogger MuppetLord said to The MuppetLord...

Tololy - the UK is quite a nice place to visit.

Gemmak - it is so much better when the tourists (holidaymakers) leave. Then we can park and actually get places.

Vickyra - I never said it was crap. I merely commented on it...and incidentally I can't get on it....have you deleted it or something?

Nothing wrong with being intelligent...you just have to hide it well. :D

October 25, 2005 2:58 pm  
Blogger VickyRa said to The MuppetLord...

Traffic is sodding nightmare this week :( Actually took 20mins to get from Squirrel pub to Bispham Roundabout and don't even think of driving near Red Bank Road. Everyone needs to GO HOME, and take their waste with them (this includes scary wigs and fake breasts).

I did manage to cleverly delete my blog but it seems to be working again now.

:D

October 29, 2005 9:44 pm  

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