stop over blackpool or st annes

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  1. breeks

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    any one know stop over orcamp site on blackpool to st annes road
     
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    Hi
    no campsites between Blackpool and St Annes, but a nice convenient site at Hampton road club just behind the pleasure beach near the top of station rd, which is oposite south pier. Pete:thumb:
     
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    We have stayed overnight at Clavely on the seafront. Betweeen Blackpool and Fleetwood. You will find a lot of MH's that stay over night there.

    regards
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    there is a carpark at the side of fairhaven lake thats ok but can get a little busy with the odd boy racer late in the evening, or a bit further up where the life boat station is the carpark there is very quiet and the toby cavery next to it is good eating.
     
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    Did anything ever come of the idea of an aire at Fylde?
    Wyn
     
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    pickt the wrong one boy racers are just ariving wet and thundery night so not to many so far.thanks for info.
     
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    head toward blackpool from the fairhaven carpark and you will see a toby pub (not sure of the name) turn left and you will come down to the life boat place, the carpark there is very quiet.
     
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    We stayed here first 2 nights of the school holls , before heading up to the LakeDistrict.
    It was very handy for the pleasure beach only a 15 min walk . Which is the only reason why we went to Blackpool.
    There was a cowboy fancy dress thing on. We didnt go , but it made pleasant entertainment watching grown men dressed as cowboys complete with tassels spurs hats etc walking up and down twirling guns and posturing to each other. Some even fired there guns and bright flashes came out the ends.
    Blackpool itself ( not the campsite which was spotless:thumb: ) was a run down dump.
    Couldn't believe how scruffy run down and dirty the place was.
    It spoiled all the good memories i had of the place as a child.

    Whilst the kids were in the pleasure beach we walked down to the sand dunes , £1000's has been spent on the promenade. Which is a great improvement .
    But up the other end ..........
    A funny highlight of the trip happened while we were on the South Pier with the kids , sat out having a coffee in one of the open cafes.
    An old lady tapped me on the shoulder and asked,
    " Is this the way out love ?"
    I said
    " Pardon ?"
    She replied
    " Is this the way out Love ? I've been up there ( pointing to the end of the pier ) and it went right out into the sea !":Doh::Rofl1:
     
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    "Salter's Wharf" is the Toby Carvery I think you are referring to.
     
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    It was ever so, though. (I can remember going to the Woolworths and the Model shop (was it a Beatties?) when I was a kid, along with tram and bus rides and sand. I don't remember the drunks and the fights but then I wouldn't be out at that time, but I'm sure they existed in the 60's.) I have lived and worked in the area, have relatives living or from there and have read a little of the local history. Blackpool was for the working class to go on holiday. Trains provided the transport, businessmen from Lancashire and Yorkshire (mainly) provided the investment. They made their holiday homes in St Annes and Lytham. The Pleasure Beach and general sea front holiday related infrastructure grew from the casual beach entertainers being banned from the shore. They bought property on the sea front and worked from that instead. The railway line from Blackpool South Shore or St Annes into Manchester Central(?) was the origins of "Club Class". Businessmen could live in Lytham St Annes area and commute into Manchester. They commissioned a series of high quality railway coaches fitted out like a Gentlemen's Club (which is what they were really) and businessmen bought into the set up, I think through an initial investment and then their season tickets.
     
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    We were advised on this very forum of the Solarium on the south end of Blackpool prom
    It is a great place to plot up for a couple of days..
     
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    Yes could not agree more Blackpool is going down hill, yes money spent on Trams and Prom but the town is poor, I dont go there if I can help it. Pete :thumb:
     
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