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Blackpool It was the advent of the railway that was to categorically change the town's fortunes. In 1846, the railway line arrived in town. Talbot Road Station (now called Blackpool North Station) was built and holiday makers started to arrive in their thousands. The busiest periods were the 'Wakes Weeks'.

These were set periods of time in the year when mills and factories were closed for the servicing of machinery. Many of the workers took full advantage of their enforced time off and headed straight to Blackpool. In 1863, the #North Pier was opened to the public, followed shortly after by the #Central Pier and Victoria Pier (later renamed South Pier). An amusement park was also built and eventually became known as the present-day Pleasure Beach. In 1878, the Winter Gardens were opened, at last providing indoor entertainment during inclement weather.

By the end of the 19th century, the town could boast a tramway, opera house, Grand Theatre and of course, the world famous Blackpool Tower. I The illumionations were introduced in 1912, and apart from the war years, have run ever since. #Blackpool today has a varied mix of visitors from dat trippers, to busines conferences and stag weekends. There is something for everone in this hectic northern town.

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