HUMAN Blackpool

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Why did people start to visit blackpool more in the early 1800s?
the practice of sea bathing to cure illnesses was becoming more popular
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Who went to blackpool from 1800 -1850?
wealthier people - visit the 7 mile long beach
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When did more working class people start to visit, why?
after 1846, railway was built so travel was cheaper and quicker
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When was the central pier opened?
1868
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When were workers given annual holidays?
1870s
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When did the tower open?
1894
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When was 'south shore's fairground' opened? (pleasure beach)
1905
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What did all of these things lead to?
development of blackpool as a tourist destination
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When was balckpool considered to be one of europe's leading coastal resorts?
during interwar years (1918 - 1939)
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What caused stagnation? When?
package holidays, better climate and cheaper transport, 1960 onwards
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Why did blackpool decline?
run down areas, cheaper- popular for stag and hen parties, families don't tend to go
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What was launched in 2000?
£300 million rejuvenation project
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What is Brilliace?
town centre lighting scheme- aims to encourage visitors to explore town further
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What shopping centre has been redeveloped?
houndshill shopping centre
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When was the central pier opened?

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