The Blackpool Dalek

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The Blackpool Dalek

Postby GoogaMooga » 16 Oct 2018, 18:25

The Blackpool Dalek is back, after 50 years! Yes, it's been dusted off and is now part of a display of vintage amusements at The Ice Cream Shop / amusement arcade in Blackpool's Waterloo Road. In the mid-60s, you could go on this Dalek ride, sit inside it and operate the appendages. Other seaside resorts offered the same thrill.

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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 Oct 2018, 09:20

That looks depressing, even for Blackpool. Waterloo Road isn't really in the centre at all, either, so it's probably the kind of place which looks like it's suffered a zombie apocalypse, but the zombies are in actual fact too scared to go there.
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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Oct 2018, 14:47

Imagine being a kid back then, though, and given the choice of the Dalek or a donkey ride...
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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 17 Oct 2018, 15:09

Have you ever been to Blackpool, GM?
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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Oct 2018, 15:12

No, but I lived in Brighton, which is a bit like it, I think.
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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 17 Oct 2018, 15:13

A bit, yeah.

Blackpool is more fun, and much cheaper.
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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Oct 2018, 15:16

SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:A bit, yeah.

Blackpool is more fun, and much cheaper.


Yeah, for a day out, I am sure. But Brighton also has the Lanes, Royal Pavillion, the Dome, and other things... the Sussex Downs.
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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby The Modernist » 17 Oct 2018, 15:23

GoogaMooga wrote:
SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:A bit, yeah.

Blackpool is more fun, and much cheaper.


Yeah, for a day out, I am sure. But Brighton also has the Lanes, Royal Pavillion, the Dome, and other things... the Sussex Downs.


Were you there when they had the glass animal man? He was the best thing about Brighton!

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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Oct 2018, 15:26

Huh? Dunno, I was there 76-77.
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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 Oct 2018, 16:36

SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:A bit, yeah.

Blackpool is more fun, and much cheaper.

The outskirts of Blackpool though. I've been there, man. I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...
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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby Jumper K » 18 Oct 2018, 17:42

I’ve just come back from Blackpool. It’s full of cunts.

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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby The Modernist » 18 Oct 2018, 19:05

GoogaMooga wrote:Huh? Dunno, I was there 76-77.


He would have been there then. On Queen's Road coming down from the station. He'd sit in his little window.

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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby Rayge » 18 Oct 2018, 19:08

Jumper K wrote:I’ve just come back from Blackpool. It’s full of cunts.

Bit less full now, then?
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Re: The Blackpool Dalek

Postby Jumper K » 18 Oct 2018, 20:18

Rayge wrote:
Jumper K wrote:I’ve just come back from Blackpool. It’s full of cunts.

Bit less full now, then?

Undoubtedly. It appears that I’ve been replaced by Daleks.