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By Peter Walton

whilst Blackpool Tower was once being equipped, many of us acknowledged it'd be a failure. initially anticipated at £150,000, it ended up costing two times that a lot and John Bickerstaffe approximately went bust construction this distinctive allure. yet he was once correct. as soon as the Tower was once open, his corporation made a revenue each year that it existed as an autonomous public entity.

Not in basic terms used to be the Tower ecocnomic, however it fuelled the Tower corporation as Bickerstaffe outfitted it into the dominant leisure crew in Blackpool. below his management it bought the Palace and later the wintry weather Gardens and Opera apartment. by way of the Nineteen Thirties it was once working ballrooms, cinemas, reside theatre and the recognized Tower Circus. The Bickerstaffe brothers have been additionally key figures in Blackpool’s civic life.

This is a narrative of the Victorian entrepreneurship that created Blackpool’s such a lot iconic development, and ended in Blackpool being the apogee of seashore entertainment.

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