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Bloomfield Road Football Ground – Blackpool

The wreck of HMS Foudroyant, near North Pier, Blackpool. Legend has it that the boardroom of Blackpool Football Club is lined with oak panelling taken from Lord Nelson’s flagship. Of course, Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory survives and is safely berthed … Continue reading

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Pleasure Beach would seem an unlikely home for ghosts, but in fact there are several. The Ghost Train is haunted by ‘Cloggy’, a clog-wearing ride attendant who died around the end of the 1970s. His footsteps are very distinctive, … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Ripley’s ‘Believe It Or Not!’ Museum

This permanent exhibition is weird enough all on its own.  Based on the extensive collection of Robert Ripley (1890-1949), an American eccentric who travelled extensively and could not resist acquiring strange objects from wherever he went. Blackpool’s collection includes shrunken … Continue reading

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