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I remember going to Blackpool every year for our family holiday, it was always bitterly cold. I'd always look forward to the circus in the tower and was always amazed by the water rushing in the ring at the end of the night. Up untill recently I thought this was something that I'd imagined as I was only about 5-years old at the time. Also can anyone remember the clowns at the circus? I think one was called Paul, he scared me at the time and the other one was called Charlie Carolie who I didnt find quite so scary.

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2008-08-19 by Lezley Crook from West Midlands


Comment on Blackpool Tower Ballet

I was in the Tower Ballet for three years. I remember the Royal Variety Performance but did'nt take part. Very happy memories of that time. My husband used to work for the company that owned the Tower and piers etc. But he's been retired for over 10 years now. We live in Cumbria a beautiful county.

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2008-03-25 by Sandra Parkinson from Cumbria


Comment on Blackpool Tower

I live in Milton Keynes and moved here from Blackpool in 1988. I was born on 19th February 1969 and lived all my life on the Mereside council estate. My father died when I was 4-years-old so I've always been very close to my mum. Being the youngest of five kids, she used to take me to the tower for the day when the others were at school. She used to sit in the ballroom whilst I went exploring. I loved it there it was magical to me. I loved the palm house and ballroom the most. I have since brought my 10-year-old son to visit and was almost overwhelmed by emotion as he came running back to me every 20 minutes in the ballroom telling me how 'cool' it was there. We both went up the lifts to the top of the tower and stayed up there for over an hour as I showed him everything I could recognise on the landscape. Truly magical. It's a great shame that it is a crap place to live but magical to visit.

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2008-03-07 by Bob Milthorpe from Milton Keynes


Comment on Blackpool Tower

I met my wife in the tower ballroom in the 1960s on a Monday night when I was dancing to the wurlitzer, Charlie Barlow and the Beat Boys and a group called The Triangle. It was packed every Monday and we used to all go again on Saturdays. The ballroom used to close at around 11pm and we all used to catch the last bus home, there was never any trouble and it was the same crowd every week. We still visit the tower on a regular basis but this time with our grandchildren, it is still a magnificent ballroom and I would recommend a visit to everyone, plus the circus is fantastic.

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2008-03-03 by Ray Bailey from Blackpool


Comment on Blackpool Tower

I live in Blackpool and every September I have weird dreams for three consecutive nights about Blackpool Tower, usually after it has befallen a disastrous event such as being burnt down. Anyway, these dreams usually portray the tower as having no top half, or no bottom half, so looking at the pictures of it half built sent a shiver down my spine! I don't know if it is a premonition or just my freaky mind?!

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2008-02-26 by Sharon Baker from Blackpool


Comment on Blackpool Tower/ children's ballet

I was in the children's tower ballet in 1959 as 1 of 6 first principles. I lived in 'digs' as an 'away' girl. Joan Davis was a Director, but I can't remember the other lady's name. That year we were invited to perform at the Royal Variety Performance held in Manchester. We performed the 'Clown' scene. It was quite an experience for a 12 year old to meet all those famous celebs. The Childrens Tower Ballet was reputedly famous, and a joy to be involved in.

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2008-01-02 by Joan Bennett/nee Mosley from Sheffield, UK


Comment on Blackpool Tower

I found the comparison between Blackpool and Las Vegas quite interesting. I have lived in Las Vegas all my life and have visited Blackpool on a few occasions during the 1970s. To be honest, as a teenage visitor back then, I found Blackpool to be much more free-spirited and liberal with its amusements. I grew up in Las Vegas, but played my first slot machine in Blackpool - go figure. My great, great grandfather Francis Foster owned an iron foundry that helped build the Tower, and I'm told he used to climb it every day during its construction to check each bolt personally. Im looking forward to visiting there soon.

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2007-10-25 by Philip Ashworth from Las Vegas, NV USA


Comment on Blackpool Tower

Wonderful childhood memories of the tower majestically shimmering over the illuminated promenade below. The sound of the wind blowing through its superstructure, beckoning to all those delights within the building, especially the circus with its water spectacular finale. Through war, depression and prosperous times the famous tower stands proudly dominating the town just as its creators had hoped it would do. Truely a great British ICON.

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2007-10-08 by David Mark Pendry from Cowes. Phillip Island..Australia


Comment on Blackpool Tower

I've been to Blackpool and I went up the tower with my mum. She was too scared to go on the glass but I ventured on it! And I went to the circus, too.

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2007-10-01 by Caitlyn from tower


Comment on Blackpool Tower

My mother, who died aged 87 in 2004 was a member of the Children's Ballet when she was a child. Apparently the ballet also toured a number of towns in England when she was a member - I guess this would be around 1925. I have a large photo of the whole ballet company with her in the cast. Her name then was Kathleen Troughton.

Comment on Blackpool Tower posted 2007-10-01 by Tony Nutter from Chippenham, England


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