History

Are you fascinated by the history of the Blackpool Illuminations? How the seafront came to be covered in Lights?

History of Blackpool Illuminations

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Blackpool Illuminations 2021 Switch On!

Blackpool Illuminations 2021 Switch On!

Blackpool Illuminations 2021 Switch On – it kicks off the season. Streamed online live from the Blackpool Tower ballroom

New Illuminations for 2021. Photo: Sean Conboy

New Illuminations for 2021

After a year of Covid we’re all ready for the Lights! And there’s plenty of new illuminations for 2021. It’s going to be an exciting season!

An old postcard - vintage video of Blackpool Illuminations

Vintage Video of Blackpool Illuminations

Take a look back in time and enjoy a nostalgic trip to the past, with these old clips of vintage video of Blackpool Illuminations.

Peter Kay - one of the past switch on stars

Past Switch On Stars

There’s been a Switch On every year since 1934 – except for World War II. Take a look through the years at past Switch On stars! The list includes all of the famous people of their day. Comedians, politicians, athletes, TV and film stars. Switch On has been an event in it’s own right since …

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