GCSE Geography case study blackpool - Butler's Model

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Blackpool, England, UK
Blackpool is situated on the coast of the Irish Sea in Lancashire. Its
population is 142,900 making it
the fourth most densely
populated district in England
and Wales outside Greater
In 1720 the only visitors were
the landed gentry (group of
gentlemen who owned large
estates of land and didn't need
to work, they lived entirely off
their rented income) who would
ride on the beach and bathe in
the sea. Edward Whiteside
was the first person to build
a guest house, it was built in
1735. Four hotels were
there in 1780 like Bailey's
hotel (Metropole). There
were bowling greens and
facilities for archery. The
main attraction was the sea,
and people would either ride
or bathe there. A bell was
rung when it was time for the ladies to bathe and any gentleman
found on the beach was fined a bottle of wine.
In 1781 Thomas Clifton and Sir Henry
Houghton built 1st private road into Blackpool.
Stage coaches rain from Manchester and
Halifax. This allowed people from the mill towns
of northern England access to cheap transport
to the resort. However it took a day to reach

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Blackpool from Manchester and two days from Yorkshire.
Henry Banks built the first holiday cottages in the 1820's. Dr John
Cocker, Henry's son in law built the first assembly rooms where the
tourists could meet and enjoy events. 1840 was when the first railway
in the area was built but it only ran as far Poulton. The journeys could
be completed by Wagonette. In 1846 thousand of day trippers
visited as a branch line was built from Poulton to Blackpool.…read more

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Blackpool carnival took place. The pleasure
beach was modernized in 1930. In 1931 Blackpool Received
3,850,000 visitors! And in 1939 new opera house opened which was
Britain's largest cinema and theatre.
Blackpool Zoo opened in 1972.
In 1975 the M55 opened
between the M6 and Blackpool
making it easier to reach
Blackpool by road, a car park
was built at the end of the
motorway to accommodate
6,000 cars. There are now 3
railway stations in Blackpool.…read more

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Brownfield sites will be redevelopment
New art centre on the south shore. The Solaris centre built which is a
centre for environmental education and the promotion of sustainable
tourism developed by Blackpool and Lancaster universities.
2004 brought 11,000,000 visitors
2005, a widened road and new parking facilities have been built.
There will be a new parkland area with rock climbing towers and all
weather games pitches.
2008, the bond hotel, on bond street, is to have a 14m upgrade.…read more


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