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Flashcards in Blackpool Deck (10):
1

Location?

NW Coast of Lancashire, 30m north of Liverpool

2

Attractions?

-Winter Gardens 1878
-Illuminations 1879
-Tower 1894
-Golden Mile 1899
-North,Central and South Piers

3

What was it in 1840 and what happened?

A fishing village
Train lines were built, working class had access, tourism increased, more accommodation and jobs created

4

Tourists in 1930's and 1940 each year?

7 million to 17 million

5

What happened in the negative ripple effect?

-overseas competition
-economic problems
-package holidays emerged
-aeroplanes(new technologies)

6

What would happen if no action is taken?

It would become a ghosttown

7

Action to make Blackpool family friendly again?

-private and public investment with Merlin
-new promenade
-new access to seafront
£300 million invested

8

What efforts were made to fight back the first phase of decline?

offered cheap accommodation, food, drink

9

What type of people were attracted?

down market, young people who induced anti social behaviour

10

What type of people were attracted?

down market, young people who induced anti social behaviour