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PETER MOWBRAY

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Blackpool Tower frontage..
« on: September 06, 2014, 12:31:18 PM »
Blackpool Tower for over 100 years an iconic tourist attraction, instantly recognizable and something that means so much to so many people who have visited this wonderful attraction..

Sadly for many years it has been neglected and allowed to go into disrepair, instead of repairing things it was either boarded up or painted.. :thumbdown:

Well since Blackpool Council & Merlin have taken over its ownership, I have seen some pretty amazing changes.. :thumbup1:

The obvious things will be the amazing lighting of the Tower itself, the replacement of rusty and corroded metal ( due to finish soon ) and the 4D cinema..

But what about this.. :tongue_smilie:

For months the front has been covered over, stone masons and stained glass experts have been tirelessly working around the clock to re-create the old front of Blackpool Tower..

This is 100% authentic, and this is how it would of looked 125 years ago..

Amazing.. :thumbup:



Its not quite the finished item, but the core of the work is  complete..

 




Its awesome..!!



All the stone work had been covered over with some cheap looking advertising board for many years..






And the Dungeon has moved entrances as well.. :tongue_smilie:



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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 09:47:35 PM »
Have been waiting to see these pictures for a long time, looks great seeing it back to its original condition

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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 08:38:01 PM »
It looks awesome mate doesn't it  :wub:
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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 10:57:11 PM »
It's great to see the heritage of the Tower being treated with respect.  Well done to Merlin.

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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 07:29:04 AM »
looking as good as ever,i think its about time i visited blackpool missing the old place havent been for a few years due to various reasons but so many changes it would be good to get back to my yearly visits  :thumbup:

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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2014, 11:19:26 AM »
Isn't this just the first stage? i remember reading and seeing an artists impression of a white cladding that was to be on the front.
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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 08:39:03 AM »
I am not sure if it is, will find out.. :thumbup1:
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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 06:18:35 PM »
Peter how long will it be before its finished along its full length

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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2014, 11:41:49 PM »
Not sure Kevin, I was there today and nothing has changed very much..
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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2014, 08:50:14 PM »
any movement round about the tower lounge of late

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Re: Blackpool Tower frontage..
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2014, 07:16:27 PM »
any movement round about the tower lounge of late

Nothing as yet..
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