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 Post subject: Blackpool
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:26 am 
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New site for Blackpool http://www.blackpoolpostcards.co.uk/category/people/


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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:00 am 
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Thanks for that Kris. From being 11-17 yrs I lived just outside Blackpool in Staining, and went to secondary school in Blackpool----A lot of what is on the postcards was there then, very interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:23 am 
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Will take a look when I get in (have you guessed I'm actually supposed to be doing some work at the moment :? )
My lot moved from Briercliffe to Blackpool just after or during WW1.

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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:57 pm 
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Always our holiday destination. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:26 am 
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I never liked the laughing clown on the Pleasure Beach. And I must have been the only child who screamed and cried going through the Fairy Land on the front. I still don't like those sort of mechanical figures even today. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:53 am 
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There is/was something sinister about that clown!

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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:19 am 

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:D Fairy Land! I had forgotten that, I loved that, but does anyone remember the Tower Zoo? That poor lion walking too and fro in a small cage, apparently the elephants in the circus downstairs, were taken for a dawn walk on the beach :roll: now I know it wasn't the donkeys that provided what I fell in. Those machines that took(literally!!!) my pennies as I attempted to grab my target, did anyone ever get anything????
Pleasure Beach etc used to terrify me but Fairy Land, I could cope with.

Eeeeh kids today don't know what they missed 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:55 pm 
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I didn't like the laughing clown either. I remember the lions in the tower, as you say just pacing back and forth.
We used to live in Staining where the Tower had the winter homes for the animals. My grandparents house used to back on to the adjoining field. Many times we would see horses which would have disappeared the week after----gone for the lions.

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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:04 pm 
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My younger brother freaked out in the Noah's Ark. I had to go in and bring him out.

I too remember the pacing lions in the tower zoo.

I still love the sound of the trams.

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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:21 am 
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I'm off to Blackpool for a girlie weekend at the end of illuminations. It'll be my first time there for over 10 years!

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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:47 am 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3jXMsfLxhI

This reminds me of my late Uncle Jack, my grandma's brother. He used to live in Canada but came for a visit when I was about 13. We recorded him reciting this, still got the tape, somewhere.

My eldest son had to recite this at a school concert when we lived in Suffolk. It went down a storm, seeing as he had a northern accent already, although I had to do a little bit of coaching.


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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:54 pm 

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:roll: Love this poem, always thought it referred to the lions in the tower.

Fed them horse meat Gloria :cry: ooh, it gets worse, but at least they were fed.


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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:56 pm 
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I so remember that from the radio LOL !

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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:23 am 
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Lovely! I so remember my maternal grampa reciting this off by heart to me......he bought me a book once which had a whole lot of Lancashire dialect funny poems. Do you remember "When Father Papered the Parlour"?


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 Post subject: Re: Blackpool
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:06 am 
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I watched the TV series Blackpool staring David Morrissey and David Tennant and Blackpool certainly as changed. :roll:

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