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06 June 2016

CONCRETE PROMENADE | BLACKPOOL TO FLEETWOOD | JUNE 2016


Walked the promenade from Blackpool to Fleetwood last Sunday. Tons & tons of concrete in various forms over 12 miles or so, plus a few other sights/sites of note.

Started at the soon to be demolished (?) Brutalist Wilkos outside Blackpool North station...




Then after Blackpool, past the Deco, got to the concrete...






This is the Grade II listed Cabin Lift, built in 1930 to a design by John Charles Robinson, Blackpool Borough Surveyor, for the purpose of moving passengers via two lifts between the upper promenade tram stop and the lower promenade walkway, artificial cliffs and former boating pool, now go kart track [ more info




Go karting...

A video posted by Tom Clarke (@visuals0und) on


Then back to more concrete, not necessarily in the correct order of walk... 















Buildings along the way...

 


Then the spectacular Rossall Point Observation Tower appeared. Ace. 




 



View from the top of the Fossall Point Tower


A few miles along, got to Fleetwood & discovered the Grade II-listed Radar Training Building. It was built in 1961-2 by Lancashire County Council Architect's Department under Roger Booth and Eric Morris Hart for the practical training of masters and crews of coastal craft in the latest radar technology. [ more info ]






Cars spotted at Cleveleys along the route...







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