Monthly Archives: August 2010

Seaside Enterprise Partnership

The #seasider tour was amazing. I’m going to try to do it twice a year – there’s still plenty of seaside to talk to. I did some great North Welsh coast trips a few years ago and I’ve had some … Continue reading

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King of the Seaside

“Blackpool is different”. This is the message coming through from all sectors. I’m fascinated by the hostility to Brighton, precocious little sister with an irritating habit of fluking it and marrying a millionaire. Hastings has more right to be angsty … Continue reading

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Lessons from Southport

An early morning train drops me in Southport where Mike Swift, Director of Southport Pier Trust and Angela, my fellow-trustee from the Hastings Pier & White Rock Trust are waiting. Angela has hot-footed it from Hastings, leaving at 4am and … Continue reading

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Too busy to blog…

Have seen more piers in the past 48 hours than most people do in a year but now we’re busy writing a proposal for Hastings Council in the middle of the night (due at midnight!). So will have to blog … Continue reading

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‘Bradford Sur Mer’

So what’s Bradford doing in my Seasider Tour? Well, you have to get across country somehow and there’s no better stop-off than Bradford, meeting up with Gideon Seymour from FABRIC and Nigel Rice from Bradford MBC and then staying over … Continue reading

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Scarborough – quintessential seaside

Have just waved off DH, Daughter and Dog who are heading south now while I take the train cross-country towards Blackpool – top dog of seaside resorts. If Blackpool is King of them all, Scarborough must take the title of … Continue reading

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The Tour continued first thing on Monday morning with a trip to Cromer – home of crabs and candyfloss. After an age spent going round in circles trying to park I meet some colleagues by the pier in the driving … Continue reading

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