|The tower with street illuminations|
Nowadays, most people look at them by bus, car, or trolley that runs down the beachfront. The traffic was amazingly bad, which I guess made it good for the passengers to see as much as they could. Some blokes were collecting donations along the roadside to help fund the lights, which cost about £2 million each year. We took a train north to start at the top of the lights.
The section at the north end of town has various tableaux. We walked to get the most enjoyment from the lights.
|Pirates of Blackpool, with a cool shark!|
|A tribute to royalty|
|The Ali Baba display|
|And it opens!|
|There was no way to get a picture with both lit|
There was a Doctor Who display but that picture did not come out, alas! It was the most anticipated by Jacob, who had seen it from the train and was very happy when we walked back past it.
We did get one display in action:
In spite of the cold and damp, we had a great time looking at the lights. And it got us excited for Christmas lights!