Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

The 3 Piers of Blackpool featuring South Pier

Once again using my much valued free Transport Card I caught the promenade Tram at Uncle Toms Cabin (now Ma Kellys) and traveled around 5 or 6 kms to the South pier,passing North Pier first then Central Pier.I will concentrate on the South Pier today and as I walked along the heavily arcaded structure it was easy to figure our why it is so popular and there are many side shows and amusement arcades for the young ones and a few scary rides for the bigger kids.South Pier is across the road from the Pleasure Beach and this particular area is where as kids we had a ball!! Unfortunately there is now a surcharge to enter this  area of £5 and because I consider myself too old for the rides I didn,t go in! Next to the Pier is the very large indoor wet area consisting of swimming pools and various slides (hoping to go in at Christmas) the Wet Area is considered to be one of the biggest in the Northern Hemisphere and is built on the old Boating Pool (another area we used as kids) and the Boating Pool was famous for the Beauty Comps that were held annually .My mind is regularly flashing back to my very happy misspent youth I had in this area (we used tin rattlers to skate between the piers  and loved it)  The pier head theatre was demolished and replaced by a white knuckle ride in 1998. The pier now contains numerous rides including dodgems various rides consisting of a Waltzer,Laughing Donkey Family Bar, which has live entertainment,a Kiddies Ride Arena,as well as the Adrenaline Zone which houses: Skycoaster, a free falling swing at a height of 38 m (124 ft 8 in); Skyscreamer, a Reverse Bungee ride; Spider Mountain, a multi-storey climbing spiders web; and Maxibounce, an acrobatic, safety harnessed trampoline.I thought my move to Blackpool after living in Australia for nigh on 35 yrs would have been traumatic,but,I am pleased to say I am loving it and making most of my new enjoyable life

The last picture is really helping a very serious problem with culprits owners being heavily fined IF they dont clear up after K9s deposits !!


August 23, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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