Recalling the most memorable events in Blackpool of 2018

Recalling the most memorable events in Blackpool from January to April, 2018

Part one of our three part series where Jack Dinsley looks back at what made the headlines in 2018.

We dug into the archives to pull out 2018’s most memorable moments, starting with a review of the first four months of the year.

Wild Mouse, which was one of Blackpool Pleasure Beachs most iconic rides was taken down. The ride which opened in 1958, and was the biggest ride to be built since the Second World War.

1. January 9 - End of an era for iconic mouse ride

Wild Mouse, which was one of Blackpool Pleasure Beachs most iconic rides was taken down. The ride which opened in 1958, and was the biggest ride to be built since the Second World War.
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In the winter period of 2017, the amount of families that struggled to put food on the table had increased massively. This in turn put the pressure on food banks to deliver the goods.

2. January 17 - Fighting the homeless curse

In the winter period of 2017, the amount of families that struggled to put food on the table had increased massively. This in turn put the pressure on food banks to deliver the goods.
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It had been 10 years since the disaster, which drew huge crowds to the Fylde coast. The 6,000-tonne-ship put Cleveleys on the map, with the ferry on the beach for the best part of a year.

4. January 29 - The Harrowing final moments aboard the Riverdance ferry

It had been 10 years since the disaster, which drew huge crowds to the Fylde coast. The 6,000-tonne-ship put Cleveleys on the map, with the ferry on the beach for the best part of a year.
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