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Some stunning images by Jay Clapp Photography of the firework display at Blackpool on Friday 28th Sept 2018

You can see more of this stunning set here:- http://www.jayclappphotography.co.uk/workstuff/fireworks/

 

11-12 August – Blackpool Airshow 2018

Blackpool hosted the UK’s first official Air Show in 1909! Today, the event is staged annually with jaw dropping aerobatic stunts and fly-bys from some incredible aircraft no longer in commission.

This weekend seafront show is free, and will feature a whole host of incredible flying machines. The Air Show is set to attract tens of thousands of people to the Promenade for the event.

Blackpool Airshow 2018 Schedule / Timetable:

• Red Arrows Sunday 12th August
• RAF Typhoon Sat & Sun 11th/12th August

All your favourite superstars replicated by amazing performers with live band, stunning dancers and a show-stopping production.

Featuring pop sensations Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse alongside iconic favourite Elvis, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, cheeky chappy Robbie Williams and unmistakable voices of Neil Diamond and Tom Jones. Also starring your host and compere Gaz Jenkins, the Legends Orchestra and the Wendy Hollands Showgirls.

LEGENDS will blow your mind, seeing is believing, prepare to be starstruck!

Artistes by date:-

  • MARCH 30th, 31st – FREDDIE MERCURY, ELVIS PRESLEY, KATY PERRY, MICHAEL JACKSON & LADY GAGA
  • JUNE 28th & 1st July – NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & ELVIS
  • JUNE 30th – NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, ELVIS & TOM JONES
  • JULY 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th – TOM JONES, AMY WINEHOUSE, LADY GAGA & FREDDIE MERCURY
  • JULY 3rd, 4th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 18th – NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & ELVIS
  • JULY 19th, 22nd, 24th, 25th – TOM JONES, AMY WINEHOUSE, LADY GAGA & FREDDIE MERCURY
  • JULY 29th, 31st, AUGUST 1st – NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & ELVIS
  • AUGUST 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th & 8th – TOM JONES, AMY WINEHOUSE, MICHAEL JACKSON & FREDDIE MERCURY
  • AUGUST 9th, 12th, 14th, 15th NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & ELVIS
  • AUGUST 16th, 21st, 22nd – TOM JONES, AMY WINEHOUSE, MICHAEL JACKSON & FREDDIE MERCURY
  • AUGUST 23rd, 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY, ELVIS MICHAEL JACKSON on 26th for KATY PERRY
  • AUGUST 30th, SEPT 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th – TOM JONES, AMY WINEHOUSE, LADY GAGA & FREDDIE MERCURY
  • SEPTEMBER 6th, 9th, 11th & 12th – NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & ELVIS
  • SEPTEMBER 18th & 19th – TOM JONES, AMY WINEHOUSE, LADY GAGA & FREDDIE MERCURY
  • SEPTEMBER 20th, 23rd, 25th & 26th – NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & ELVIS
  • SEPTEMBER 27th, 30th, OCTOBER 2nd, 3rd – TOM JONES, AMY WINEHOUSE, LADY GAGA & FREDDIE MERCURY
  • OCTOBER 4th, 7th, 9th & 10th – NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & ELVIS
  • OCTOBER 11th, 14th, 16th & 17th – TOM JONES, AMY WINEHOUSE, LADY GAGA & FREDDIE MERCURY
  • OCTOBER 18th, 21st, 23rd & 24th – NEIL DIAMOND, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & ELVIS
  • OCTOBER 25th & 28th – TOM JONES, AMY WINEHOUSE, LADY GAGA & FREDDIE MERCURY

 

Celebrating your birthday whilst in Blackpool?   We can make any badge for your loved ones and place it in your room as an extra surprise Large ones (77mm) are only £2.40 We’d need to know a theme….unicorns, superhero etc and a message you want on it so you’ll need to email us separately. Not too […]

blackpool tower stamped on a pennyYou may have seen on the news that the Queen recently gave a new proclamation ordering the Blackpool Tower to be featured on a new silver £5 coin.

We’d like to point out that it’s not the first time the Tower has featured on UK currency.

Anyone got one of these?

Image courtesy of www.chards.co.uk

Took Bonzo to Beacon Fell today (half an hour from the Canasta)

Beautiful day so plenty of other dogs there for him to socialise and play with.

He does like to strike a pose…which is handy if you have your camera.

He’s grown a LOT in a week.  Quite remarkable really.  He’s going to be a big lad.  Lovely temperament with other dogs and people.

 

Bonzo have you seen that red feather cushion anywhere?

Nope…not seen that for a while now.

We had a bit of excitement on Tuesday morning

Mandy was up early, as usual, to prepare breakfasts and she startled a burglar at 6:45.  He’d got in our back door which was temporarily not as secure as it should have been.  He got away with my camera (and expensive lens) and my mobile phone.  By the time Mandy came back to wake me up he was long gone.

But…Mandy suggested we try and track the phone on Google’s “Find My Phone”.   Brilliant idea…if you have an android device and have connected your phone to your Google account then it will track it.  So we pinpointed it to a house about a mile away and notified the police.

The “pin” started moving though so we rang the police to tell them – who were doing house to house searches in that area but they seemed confused about what I was telling them so we decided to go there ourselves.

We screeched up outside the house and Mandy shouts, “I’m going in!!”    I was lost for words and wanted to scream “Noooo” but it wouldn’t come out.  She was out the car in an instant and running down the road.   Oh Jeeze….she’s going in the wrong house, I thought, but by the time I’d got out of the car she was 20 yards down the road and had this smackhead pinned against a wall.   She’d recognised him.   I ran to assist in detaining him but I really wasn’t needed – he wasn’t going anywhere with Mandy’s vice like grip.

Police were 50 yards away and they took over when they saw the commotion.

He still had my gear on him!!   Result!!

Potential guests – it’s the first burglary we’ve had in 15 years and…we have a new lock and security lights being fitted

It made the local rag:  http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/plucky-blackpool-hotelier-uses-google-to-catch-burglar-1-8812390

Update:  it made the Daily Fail as well 🙂

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4999072/Action-gran-Hotelier-58-tracks-thief.html

(LOL…typical comments from the Daily Fails readers questioning where I was and if I was a man or a mouse….thanks “Pippa” from Surbiton )

 

FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER

Blackpool will boldly go where no one has gone before with the first intergalactic switch-on of the world-famous Illuminations.

A Star Trek switch-on finale completes the line-up for this year’s event, which is being staged in association with MTV. There will be live performances from artists Example and DJ Wire, Diversity, Conor Maynard and Louisa Johnson.

Book Early!

http://startrekblackpool.co.uk/

Its nice to see Strictly returning in November

Here is a great snippet showing the preparations