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Blackpool Tower: a look back

Pop group The Misfits outside the Tower in 1964 Credit: PA Images
Corporal John Miles, formerly of the RAMC (left) and Corporal John Wallace, ex-RA, enjoying the sunshine - and a pint - in 1963 Credit: PA Images
A dog-walker in a snow covered Blackpool Credit: PA Images
The Tower and a sea-front crowded with holidaymakers in 1948 Credit: PA Images
A visitor enjoys the view from the refurbished Tower in 2011 Credit: PA Images

Blackpool Tower floodlit purple

Blackpool Tower will be floodlit purple later to raise awareness for epilepsy. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Blackpool Tower will be floodlit purple later to raise awareness for epilepsy.

Lisa Stewart, whose son has the condition, has convinced the council to light it up ahead of International Purple Day next week.

Blackpool Tower lit up for love

Blackpool Tower is painting the town red to celebrate Valentine's Day.

For the second time in its 119 year history, the tower’s lights were switched back on in full,

shining bright red with a pink heart.

Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture, said:

“Since the top of the tower was first lit up, we’ve received great feedback saying just how spectacular it looks, which is a testament to the hard work that has been put in.

Now we are also able to turn the legs on for special occasions as well, the full tower looks fantastic, and gives us a lot more options when it comes to lighting it up for special occasions.”

It's the first time the whole tower has been lit up since 2008.

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