Letters - December 20

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BEING Blackpool born and bred, I can only say that I am delighted with the improvements to our town.

During the half-term holiday the town was packed, visitors queuing up to enter the Tower, Tussauds etc; I cannot see any valid criticism with regard to the Promenade, it looks great.

The Comedy Carpet is a work of art, when all is completed what an overall great impression to attract visitors.

There have even been adverse remarks regarding the sculpture in St John’s Square; why I cannot imagine, what do people want?

For years we have had moans about the tacky, cheap vision of Blackpool by outsiders, we are now going “upmarket”. What can be wrong with that?

As far as the wedding chapel is concerned, have people forgotten the original Register Office? A dismal two-room affair overlooking the public conveniences in Devonshire Square.

Although the move to King Street was an improvement, it bears no resemblance to what is on offer now. A choice for people who do not want a religious ceremony, and something different from a licensed hotel wedding.

May it go from strength to strength, and congratulations to the first couple who are due to be married there on January 12, and the many more who will follow.


Harewood Avenue


ON Saturday, my family and I enjoyed a wonderful day at South Lake Animal Park after I won a magical pass with you on the 7 Days families page.

I just want to thank you, we had such a great day.

We had breakfast with Santa, fed the reindeer and enjoyed dressing up for the nativity story, then a ride on the Santa Express to see Santa in his work shop.

We enjoyed a yummy Christmas lunch, ice skating and a night-time safari.

Truly magical. Thank you.


(aged seven)


n Don’t miss 7 Days free inside The Gazette every Saturday for other competitions.

AFTER reading the letter in Friday’s Gazette, I to would also like to say a big-thank you to all the staff at Hollowells for their beautiful memorial service last Wednesday evening.

I lost my partner just over eight weeks ago. Anthony from Hollowells was so kind and thoughtful when I had to arrange the funeral.

Also, a couple of weeks after the funeral, I arrived home a find a beautiful vase had been left in my porch with lilies in and a card offering me the sympathies of the Hollowell family and staff.

Once again a big thank-you.