Blackpool got its name form a stream of dark water draining from the moss area around Marton back in the early 1400's. A stream ran though the marshland which turned the water black, hence the name.
Blackpool became the first town to introduce electric street lights in 1879 with the Illuminations starting in 1912.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a popular amusement park which was founded in 1896 by Alderman William George Bean and attracts 7 million visitors a year.
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Blackpool Zoo is located two miles from the Blackpool sea-front in Lancashire. Blackpool Zoo provides a home to over 2000 animals from all over the world.
located on the coastline of
Lancashire. Blackpoolis one of the most popular places in the UK and
The Pleasure beach one of the most visited. See map....
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