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Fortune tellers, pound shops and Orville: why I love Blackpool

It’s easy to take the piss out of this seaside town, says William Cook, but people keep coming back so it must be doing something right

13 December 2014

9:00 AM

13 December 2014

9:00 AM

‘Jesus is the light of the world,’ reads the sign outside Blackpool’s Central Methodist Church, but all along the promenade the lights are going out. I’d returned to my favourite seaside resort to catch the end of the Illuminations, an annual attraction that brings several million visitors here every year.

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William Cook is the author of ‘Morecambe and Wise Untold’ (HarperCollins).

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