Heritage
Council Launch Exciting Heritage Strategy

Council Launch Exciting Heritage Strategy

A Future for the Past is the new, exciting Built Heritage Strategy developed by Blackpool Council. It has been founded to ensure preservation and promotion of the town’s assets until 2020. Included as assets are historical buildings, parks, gardens, archaeology and conservation areas. It outlines exactly how the Council intends to

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Interview: Catherine Mugonyi Director of the Winter Gardens Film Festival

Interview: Catherine Mugonyi Director of the Winter Gardens Film Festival

  altB’s Clancy Mason caught up with Winter Gardens Film Festival Director, Catherine Mugonyi to find out more about  what is happening this weekend: CMa: Tell us a little bit about your background? How did you get to the point where you are now directing a film festival? CMu: I’ve run

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Scottish Tram Gets New Lease Of Life In Blackpool

Scottish Tram Gets New Lease Of Life In Blackpool

The Blackpool Tramway might be shiny and new at the moment and many are looking forward to its extension to meet trains at Blackpool North railway station, but the resort’s tram heritage has not been forgotten. A dedicated heritage fleet team has been formed and is going from strength to

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Marvels And Mayhem At The Tower Circus Collection

Marvels And Mayhem At The Tower Circus Collection

The Blackpool Museum Project has secured a £97,000 fund to house and preserve artifacts from the Tower Circus. Marvels and Mayhem will showcase The Tower Circus Collection within the new £26m museum, which is set to open in the Winter Gardens’ Pavilion Theatre in 2018. Artifacts, documents and images from

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Blackpool A Heritage Hotspot

Blackpool A Heritage Hotspot

Having deprivation and other social issues doesn’t stop an area from being a major player in heritage terms.  That’s the conclusion of a new report from the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts*).  And proving this Blackpool is among the big hitters in the north west, and

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Call to Celebrate Blackpool’s Heritage

Call to Celebrate Blackpool’s Heritage

With the news of a new Morecambe and Wise sculpture heading to the Fylde Coast and housed in Blackpool Winter Gardens it will be perfectly placed to compliment the forthcoming museum housed in the same building. The exciting Blackpool Museum Project is throwing open its doors and holding a talk tomorrow at

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Heritage Open Days Throw Open The Doors

Heritage Open Days Throw Open The Doors

Recently I wrote on here about the number of excellent small parks we have in town, eclipsed in the public imagination by the iconic Stanley Park but all delightful in their own way. I was reminded of this when the press release for this year’s Heritage Open Days running between

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Heritage Grant to Capture Memories

Heritage Grant to Capture Memories

A new initiative to help those with dementia is to be launched this week.  People living with dementia in Lancashire will be given the opportunity to share their memories of local places thanks to a £49,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. “Lancashire Not Forgotten” is a project involving library,

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The Regent Opens it’s Doors to Pulp Fiction

The Regent Opens it’s Doors to Pulp Fiction

  Know the Regent? Ok, know the old Rileys Snooker Hall? No? Ok know where Church Street is? This Friday ahead or in the midst of the amazing street art festival, Sand, Sea and Spray The Regent will reopen its doors once again as a Cinema showing cult favourite; Pulp

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Terrific transport at Tram Sunday 2016

Terrific transport at Tram Sunday 2016

Having written a preview for this fine event, I was duty bound to go. Robert (10) was also keen. With £10 family ticket in hand, we caught the service 3 bus to the town centre and then jumped on the tram at North Pier for the trip to Fisherman’s Walk,

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