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Blackpool

Blackpool is a town in Lancashire, England

Blackpool has three piers, the North (built in 1863), Central (1868) and South (1893). Blackpool Tower, built in May 1894, is a 518-foot-tall copy of the Eiffel Tower. It was painted gold for its centenary. It also has a tramway, which for a long time was Britain's only one left. Other cities are now rebuilding their networks.

Blackpool is notable as the home of sports car manufacturer TVR and the original site of Jaguar Cars. There is a football team, Blackpool F.C. It is also home to the amusement park Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

ERNIE (Electronic Random Number Indicating Equipment not, strictly speaking, a computer) which picks the Premium Bonds[?] numbers is based here.



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