My Home Town
Blackpool <ul><li>Welcome to my homework on Blackpool , where I live.  </li></ul><ul><li>Blackpool is a seaside town in La...
The fab Blackpool Tower <ul><li>EIGHT TOWER FACTS : </li></ul><ul><li>Blackpool Tower opened in 1894, three years after th...
The fab Blackpool Tower...cont LOCATION:  Central Promenade OPENING TIMES: Ring 01253 292029 or visit www.blackpool-live.c...
Blackpool Zoo <ul><li>After the first suggestion of a zoo in 1962, ten years elapsed before the zoo finally opens on July ...
Blackpool Zoo....continued <ul><li>Opening Times  </li></ul><ul><li>Blackpool Zoo is open every day of the year except Chr...
Stanley Park <ul><li>Stanley Park  is a municipal park in the town of Blackpool, it is the largest park in the town, bound...
Stanley Park ......continued <ul><li>In the park's eastern quadrant is a large lake which is home to many water birds and ...
Stanley Park....cont  <ul><li>The southern quadrant is dominated by playing fields but is also the location of a children'...
Blackpool Football Club  <ul><li>Blackpool Football Club were founded in 1887. They currently compete in the Championship....
 
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  • Blackpool by Molly

    1. 1. My Home Town
    2. 2. Blackpool <ul><li>Welcome to my homework on Blackpool , where I live. </li></ul><ul><li>Blackpool is a seaside town in Lancashire, in North West England. It is situated along England's west coast by the Irish Sea, between the Ribble and Wyre estuaries, 17.5 miles (28.2 km) northwest of Preston, 30 miles (48 km) north of Liverpool, and 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Manchester. It has a population of 142,900. </li></ul><ul><li>Please continue to find out about some of the towns most famous attractions. </li></ul>
    3. 3. The fab Blackpool Tower <ul><li>EIGHT TOWER FACTS : </li></ul><ul><li>Blackpool Tower opened in 1894, three years after the foundations were laid on the site of Dr Cocker's Menageries and Aquarium. </li></ul><ul><li>It is 518ft, 9inches (158.12 m) tall with a letter box at the top. </li></ul><ul><li>Nine tons of paint is needed to cover Blackpool Tower. </li></ul><ul><li>Each of the two Tower lifts travel about 3.500 miles per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Winds on the upper level have reached up to 75mph. </li></ul><ul><li>A massive King Kong was brought from San Diego, California for the Tower's 90th anniversary celebrations in 1984. </li></ul><ul><li>Time Lord Dr Who, alias Jon Pertwee, presided over a time capsule ceremony in the ballroom in 1991 to mark the centenary of the foundation stone laying. </li></ul><ul><li>Princess Diana unveiled a com-memorative mirror for the £14 million refurbishment of the seafront landmark into an indoor theme park 1992 </li></ul>
    4. 4. The fab Blackpool Tower...cont LOCATION: Central Promenade OPENING TIMES: Ring 01253 292029 or visit www.blackpool-live.com PARKING: Plenty of Car Parks Nearby DISABLED FACILITIES: Fact sheet on arrival CATERING: Various bars, cafes and fast food outlets
    5. 5. Blackpool Zoo <ul><li>After the first suggestion of a zoo in 1962, ten years elapsed before the zoo finally opens on July 6th. The zoo is opened to the public on a very wet day by Mr. Johnny Morris of T.V. Animal Magic fame. </li></ul><ul><li>To begin with the zoo houses 2 Asian Elephants, 3 White Rhinos, 2 Giraffe, Sea Lions, Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Orang-utans, Lions and 2 Giant Tortoises. </li></ul><ul><li>The zoo offices and an education classroom are housed in the old air traffic control building with the hangars being used to house the elephants, for food storage, quarantine and maintenance of the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Today the zoo has over currently have over 1,500 animals of more than 300 species across its 32 acre site. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Blackpool Zoo....continued <ul><li>Opening Times </li></ul><ul><li>Blackpool Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day </li></ul><ul><li>The zoo opens at 10.00am daily </li></ul><ul><li>Up to and including Sunday 2nd October the closing time is 5.45pm. </li></ul><ul><li>From Monday 3rd October until Sunday 6th November the closing time is 4.45pm. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Stanley Park <ul><li>Stanley Park is a municipal park in the town of Blackpool, it is the largest park in the town, bounded by a roughly circular perimeter of 2.2 miles (3.54 km) and covering an area of 256 acres (104 ha). It is located near the geographical centre of the town to the south of the district of Layton. </li></ul><ul><li>The park is designed with all main paths leading out radically from the circular Italian garden at the centre. At the very centre is a fountain surrounded by a number of flowerbeds and small statues. The steps leading down to this garden from the north are flanked by two ornamental lions which are copies of the Medici lions </li></ul>
    8. 8. Stanley Park ......continued <ul><li>In the park's eastern quadrant is a large lake which is home to many water birds and is used for boating and fishing. The lake contains islands reserved exclusively for wildlife. Around the lake are situated a &quot;trim trail&quot; (open-air exercise facility), a bandstand with a large amphitheatre, a small crazy golf course and one of the park's two elaborate rose gardens. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Stanley Park....cont <ul><li>The southern quadrant is dominated by playing fields but is also the location of a children's play area and the Blackpool Model Village. The Model Village is an open air ornamental village in miniature and, while not directly accessible from within the park, is enclosed inside its perimeter to the southeast. A clock tower, a memorial to Blackpool's first Mayor, Dr William Cocker, is to the south of the central fountain. Tennis courts, Astro-Turf pitches and a skateboard park are also to be found in the southern part of the park. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Blackpool Football Club <ul><li>Blackpool Football Club were founded in 1887. They currently compete in the Championship. </li></ul><ul><li>Last year they played in the Premier League where they beat teams such as Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur before being relegated on the final day of the season after being beaten by Manchester United. </li></ul><ul><li>They hold the record for being the only club in English football to be promoted through all four divisions via the play-offs. </li></ul><ul><li>The club's home ground has been Bloomfield Road since 1901, and their main nicknames are the Seasiders , the 'Pool and the Tangerines , the latter in reference to the colour of their home kit, which is often mistaken for orange. Their motto is Progress , as featured on the club crest. </li></ul>

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