Flashcards in Blackpool Deck (10):
NW Coast of Lancashire, 30m north of Liverpool
-Winter Gardens 1878
-Golden Mile 1899
-North,Central and South Piers
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
Tourists in 1930's and 1940 each year?
7 million to 17 million
What happened in the negative ripple effect?
-package holidays emerged
What would happen if no action is taken?
It would become a ghosttown
Action to make Blackpool family friendly again?
-private and public investment with Merlin
-new access to seafront
£300 million invested
What efforts were made to fight back the first phase of decline?
offered cheap accommodation, food, drink
What type of people were attracted?
down market, young people who induced anti social behaviour