Aprox. 8.5 miles
Drove to Rossall School - walked to tram terminus, Starr Gate, South of Blackpool. Returned by perhaps my second Blackpool tram journey. I vaguely remember having a holiday in Blackpool with Mother and brothers circa 1946 and I suppose we must have journeyed on the tram at some point then. today I was impressed by this efficient, clean and comfortable transport.
|Starting out from Rossall. Blackpool Tower visible, centre horizon|
|Artwork on sea wall, and below|
Gulls were active all the way with continuous mock ups of Battle of Britain dog fights.
|Monument to hundreds of shipwrecks off this coast since 1643 - all the names are laser cut into the panel, also listed on engraved panel below|
A monument listing the names of hundreds of shipwrecks
|Norbreck Hotel. It is up for sale.|
Note also the tramlines. I hadn't realised whilst walking how obtrusive the tramway infrastructure now appears on the photos.
|The tower on left and North Pier Blackpool in distance|
|Blackpool Tower. Well I might have some viewers from abroad who wouldn't recognise it?|
|Huge area of ceramic type flooring on the prom showing quotes from and listing all the entertainers. This appears to be an extremely well constructed feature|
Rossall School. Full time boarding - £11,000 + (PER TERM)