For our 13th anniversary we’ve decided to go to Blackpool as there was a fireworks display for the Fireworks Championship and also there are the Illuminations.
The amount of lights and decorations are impressive. The first lights in Blackpool were 8 arc lamps on the Promenade in 1879 and they were described as artificial sunshine. I can imagine it was as exciting as they are now, in modern times. The display attracted over 3,5 million visitors last year. There are 74 miles of cable and the staff will work a total of 65,000 hours to assemble, maintain and dismantle.
We went back to the Blackpool Tower to wait for the fireworks. The Championship was held in Canada, China and France through September. On the 2nd October, the winner was announced and after that it was the fireworks display. As we were relatively far from the stage, I didn’t hear who the winner was, I had a look online and Canada is the winner.