Letters - April 13, 2011

St Annes pier
St Annes pier
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IN view of the forthcoming British Open golf in 2012, is it possible, that steps could be taken to improve the neglected appearance of the outer Promenade from the pier to the section by the railway carriages?

This has been in need of resurfacing for many years, and is indeed bad to walk on. Also is it possible to have the painting work on the railings finished?

Since the demise of Pleasure Island, there is nothing at all down there, except the trampolines etc to entice visitors.

I have lived in St Annes, which was once called “The Opal of the West”, for 78 years, and witnessed a steady decline, the only saviour being the garden areas.

MR W. HOUGHTON

Harrogate Road

St Annes

M.QUINN (Letters, April 11) asks where the St John’s Square sundial has disappeared to.

Presumably to the same place as the windmill from the Promenade, opposite Waterloo Road, the two Promenade Victorian shelters opposite Foxhall, the restored ‘Samuel Fletcher’ lifeboat from Stanley Park lake, the original fountain from the Flagstaff Gardens, next to the Pleasure Beach Casino, (the ‘iconic’ one in Cedar Square is an obvious plastic reproduction).

BILL WRIGHT

Westmorland Avenue

Blackpool

WE went to the Sandcastle Water Park for my daughter Ciara’s 12th birthday, with two children and a baby.

The children were having a lovely time, when the baby had an accident and split his chin open.

I would like to congratulate the first aiders who were extremely helpful and reassuring and did their utmost to help us during this incident.

As you can imagine, the priority was to get the baby treated immediately.

I just wanted to point out how the Sandcastle has restored my faith in excellent customer service and care and I would have no hesitation in a return visit.

It was and is extremely reassuring that they have highly trained and caring staff and I want to thank them for their care and professionalism.

EMMA MCGOWAN

Stockport

IF you ever served with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, the Lancashire branch of the association would like to hear from you.

We are a small band of brothers who meet up every month, for a chin wag and a few stories.

We regularly hold social functions and arrange trips out.

We meet at the Guards Club, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, on the second Thursday of the month.

For more information contact myself by e-mail at paul-binns@sky.com.

PAUL BINNS

Blackpool