Safe Harbor Residents Light Up Blackpool Illuminations

10/10/18, 11:27 AM

Blackpool Thumb.jpgSafe Harbor residents from several homes got together yesterday for a coach trip to a popular seaside town.

Residents and carers from The Place Up Hanley, Agnes & Arthur and Haversham House travelled to see the annual light festival in Blackpool.

Blackpool Illuminations were first switched on in 1879 and now stretch for over 6 miles along Blackpool Promenade.

During the journey, between the sing-a-longs and bingo, many of our residents were able to reminisce about time they had spent in Blackpool in their past.

While waiting for darkness to descend, everyone enjoyed a meal at Cleveleys Kitchen, a restaurant located near the coast, just north of Blackpool, in Thornton-Cleveleys.

Residents treated themselves to freshly cooked fish and chips, or pie, and washed it down with tea and coffee.

Afterwards, the coach took a scenic route along Blackpool front for everyone to see the 10km of stunning Illuminations, Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach.

Transport was provided by Copeland's Tours, an experienced family-run tour company based in Stoke-on-Trent. The driver did a great job of helping residents on and off the coach using their specialist disabled access equipment.

Although very tired on returning home, all residents thoroughly enjoyed the trip and are looking forward to more excursions in the future.

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