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 Post subject: Move to Blackpool
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:35 pm 

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I am interested as to why so many of my family moved from Briercliffe to Blackpool. I assume it was when the mills were closing but am curious as to the attraction.


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 Post subject: Re: Move to Blackpool
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:05 pm 
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This is something that interests me too. My great grandparents made this move after the end of WWI

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 Post subject: Re: Move to Blackpool
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:30 am 

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Perhaps they all just went for the 'fresh air and fun' – as in the old 'Lion and Albert' monologue (but let's hope without suffering any similar misfortune).

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 Post subject: Re: Move to Blackpool
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:28 am 
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I think, because Blackpool was often the holiday location of choice, that those who had been there...and had the oomph to uproot and move to a dream location, did just that! In my family my great uncle, Edmund Halstead, simpy didn't want to work in the mill like his dad and siblings forever. He got a job as a chauffeur for the Blackpool T
Tower limo....and never looked back!!


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