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Did you know? Blackpool

ww THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BLACKPOOL 1 6 Pence On the opening day of the Blackpool Tower on May 14 1894, over 3,000 people ascended the Tower paying only 6 pence each to do so. SIX PENCE 1 million 2. Blackpool is famous for its spectacular illuminations. Each year, over 1 million light bulbs are used to illuminate the seafront for this awesome event. Awards Viva Blackpool, which since its recent opening has won an impressive three awards and three current nominations at the Culture & Lifestyle awards of local favourite radio station, Radio Wave. 19lb Cod On the North Pier, the largest fish ever caught in Blackpool was found: a cod weighing in at a whopping 19lb. 5 30 miles In 2007 astronomers complained about a laser that was installed on Blackpool Tower as could be seen from 30 miles away during the Illuminations, which interfered with their stargazing. Elephants 9. The tower's glass Skywalk can hold the weight of two elephants and can provide views as far as North Wales and the Lake District on a clear day! 7 86 Tons Blackpool's arcades are iconic, and as a result over 11 million coins are fed into the arcade machines in a year weighing a huge total of 86 tons. If lined up they would stretch 168 miles! False Teeth 8 Actress Marlene Dietrich's long lost earring was found in 2007 when the Log Flume Lake was drained. She visited in 1934 and rode the Big Dipper. Park workers also found £85 in change, a bra, a toupee, 3 dolls,3 sets of false teeth, and even a glass eye! 918th Century Blackpool used to be a small hamlet village back in the 18th century, before the railways brought in wealthy visitors from further afield. Red Rum $10 In September 1977, Blackpool Illuminations were switched on by racing horse Red Rum, much to the delight of the audience! 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Blackpool Top Blackpool Entertainment Live Shows Viva,. Great Nights Out Side Splitting Comedy blackpool! Created by Media Street www.vivablackpool.co.uk

Did you know? Blackpool

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Having lived in Blackpool for a number of years we are always being told about interesting facts about this city. So, we thought it would be great if we put them in a visually pleasing format; the infographic!

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