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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    I absolutely love Scarborough , it’s one of my three favourite places in the whole world along with St Ives and Lindos , Rhodes .

    Incidentally there’s a brand new drama series starting tonight at 9pm .. based and filmed in Scarborough and interestingly called Scarborough


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    I didn't get to watch it as i was working night shifts. Was it any good?
    I've never been to St. Ives, it's a place I've wanted to visit for a while though. ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuggy14 View Post
    I didn't get to watch it as i was working night shifts. Was it any good?
    I've never been to St. Ives, it's a place I've wanted to visit for a while though.
    Well .... sadly the script didnít live up to the Scarborough backdrop . The opening credits showing Scarborough was the highlight


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Well .... sadly the script didn’t live up to the Scarborough backdrop . The opening credits showing Scarborough was the highlight


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    i agree, found it rather dull
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Well .... sadly the script didn’t live up to the Scarborough backdrop . The opening credits showing Scarborough was the highlight


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    That's a shame but i didn't miss much by the sound of it.
    I would love to see a documentary on Scarborough, I've looked a few times online but never had any luck.

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    Has anyone been to see Blackpool Illuminations yet? I usually go every year with my family, we drive the length of the prom taking in all the lights, then have fish and chips before we leave. We used to stay over but in recent years Blackpool has gone downhill, it's not the kind of place to have a family break there now, too many stag and hen parties for my liking, but I'll always visit each autumn just to see the lights. ☺

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    My maternal grandfather lived in Blackburn so, when we went to visit, we would often go to Blackpool. We are talking 30+ years ago!

    The last time I went there was in the late 90s for a stag do.

    Not (yet) ever been to the illuminations but would love to!

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    Apart from the Blackpool Pontins that I mentioned at the beginning, my family went on a daytrip to Blackpool in 1992 - the day (or should I say night) that the illuminations were switched on that year by Lisa Stansfield (I don't remember her being the celebrity doing that in 1992, but online sources say that she did do the honours that year). We were there until after around 10.30 pm when the coach left Blackpool, and we got back to Nottingham at 1.30 am. My late mother actually left her handbag on the coach, so she spent the remainder of the early hours of the morning going to the depot to get it back again - by that time it was gone 3.00 am.

    Something always happens when I go there - only a couple of years ago I went on another daytrip there, only the weather and the coach almost packing up meant that we only got as far as Manchester and that we had to turn round and go back again. We got vouchers for a free trip though which I used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuggy14 View Post
    Has anyone been to see Blackpool Illuminations yet? I usually go every year with my family, we drive the length of the prom taking in all the lights, then have fish and chips before we leave. We used to stay over but in recent years Blackpool has gone downhill, it's not the kind of place to have a family break there now, too many stag and hen parties for my liking, but I'll always visit each autumn just to see the lights.
    Weíd only EVER go to Blackpool to see the illuminations and havenít been for donkeys years .. oddly we are thinking of going this year .. but spending the afternoon at one of the nearby resorts , having tea there then hopping on a tram and do the the trip to Blackpool - through the Illuminations and back .

    See the illuminations without even setting foot on Blackpool

    The only quandary is that itís got to be dark to appreciate the lights and Iím not sure I can spend the afternoon and early evening in Cleveleys or whatever as they appear to close the 5 oíclock and I never feel comfortable in pubs


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    This is a rather nice video

    https://youtu.be/-qlP8kWZ0Mo


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    This is a rather nice video

    https://youtu.be/-qlP8kWZ0Mo


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    Enjoyed that...this fella gets around!
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