The region's most iconic landmark, Blackpool Tower, is 120-years-old tomorrow.
Paul Crone has been finding out about the seaside's famous tower.
Picture credit: North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Blackpool Tower General Manager Kate Shane talks about the history of the resort's famous landmark, and insists it's one better than its Parisian cousin, the Eiffel Tower.
Kenny Mew, the Head of Operations for Blackpool Tower, talks about the landmark's history and describes maintaing the structure as a "364-day-a-year job".
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 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.