Blackpool celebrated 125 years since the UK’s first great electric
light show dazzled its holidaymakers. 1879 was the electrifying year
when the small seaside town of Blackpool introduced Britain's first
electric light display along its promenade. Visitors from all over
Britain flocked to see the eight arc lamps on the sea front.
This book takes the reader through
the roller coaster story of the Blackpool Illuminations. It is a nostalgic journey through the
illuminated displays and tableaux
that have turned the light show into a national institution.
The book also includes a
fascinating insight into the Illuminations Depot, showing how the
large and dedicated workforce create "the greatest free show on
earth", an event that attracts millions of visitors to Europe's most popular
seaside resort every year. The book also includes a look at the
magical illuminated tramcars and the celebrity switch-on
ceremonies, which over the years have seen everybody from
international film stars to Doctor Who and the Daleks switch on this
nine week, six mile electrical extravaganza.
The story of the Blackpool
Illuminations is also the story of Blackpool, and From Lamp to Laser
is already regarded as the finest book yet written on the history of
this famous town.
is illustrated with well over 200 photographs, many in colour.
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