The breaking of dawn on the longest day of the year is a cause for celebration across the world.
People travel from all over to be at Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice while others can be found taking part in less traditional events – like a mass yoga session in New York’s Times Square.
At The Gazette, reporters and photographers Dan Martino, Rob Lock and Martin Bostock came up with a unique celebration of their own in the form of a video, and so we asked the community to get involved to mark June 21 – the longest day.
After the success of his 2012 Blackpool FC song “We’re Off To Wembley”, Gazette Entertainment writer Steve Canavan penned another about life on the Fylde coast before recording it at Bluebird Studios in St Annes.
And he used our many fabulous landmarks to shoot the video.
Other videos were shot yesterday including the Fairhaven Spitfire memorial, Blackpool Dog Show, feeding time at Blackpool Zoo as well as everyday scenes at primary schools and cafes – all capturing Fylde life in one day.
Gazette Editor Jon Rhodes said: “We are increasingly using video on The Gazette’s website and we thought this was the perfect chance to capture a special day across the Fylde coast.
“Steve wrote a cracking song about the Longest Day in Blackpool and we have mixed the footage with videos captured on the day by both Gazette journalists and readers.
“The film shows Blackpool at its best – sunny and full of life.”
Remember to keep sending us your videos. We will try and use as many as we can on our website to build up a library of life across the Fylde coast.”