Lynedene Hotel in Blackpool has gone bust
Now that is suprising because I know they will have had a bad year but, next year will be booming year because, fly abroad will be risky, expensive and the quarantine will put many off, ( unless go tonkerjet) So british seaside towns will cash in, The Lyndene was always busy all year round,
Started: 5th Feb 2021 at 20:24
St Chavs next door to the Lyndene has also shut, Both of them bought out a couple of years ago by a chinese family, a possible Wong move for them ,
Replied: 5th Feb 2021 at 20:35
There's been several Blackpool hotels on auctions over the last few years. Things ain't as they used to be!
Replied: 5th Feb 2021 at 20:43
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Even Blackpool rock isn't the same
Replied: 5th Feb 2021 at 20:46
ice pie , Blackpool rock is as good as ever, its your teeth that change
Replied: 5th Feb 2021 at 20:57
I fell out with Blackpool when they started catering for stag and hen does during the day, I thought the sight of drunk women sucking sugar penises and screaming foul language at each other when families are about wasn't a great advert for the place.
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 11:12
fell out with Blackpool when they started catering for stag and hen does during the day. Terry
Newquay in Cornwall did the same about 15yrs back so the families stopped going. Don't know what it's like now.
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 11:21
They have spent millions on Blackpool sea front but it still smells of burgers and hot dogs. Go one street back and it looks like a slum area and it one of the top areas for down and outs
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 12:22
My sentiments exactly, go one street back from the prom and yoo go back 50 - 60 years in time, and you are back in the 1960s, but unfortunately a lot of those properties don't look like they have had a lick of paint on them since then
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 12:34
It's lovely walking down the prom, we do it all the time, the problem starts when you turn round and look to the east, and the program showing the dole bludgers waiting for their Giro cheques on Central Drive at midnight do the town any favours.
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 18:21
Fleetwood is the same.One street back from the front and all the druggies and alchos are there.
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 19:41
Been lyndene a time or two... Beltin.... Blackpool has always been take all.... Give nowt back.
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 19:46
I love walking down the prom with the sound of the old trams clunking down the tracks, the new trams are quieter, the smell of fish n chips, burgers, fried onions, the crows of happy people, the noise of the arcades and bingo callers, the sea air, the ponies hooves clip clopping along, There is always something to do, This pandemic has hit it with a mighty blow but it will survive because there are lots of people like me with some very fond memories there and going back there brings those memories back, I went last in August as the infections were low and asked Gypsy Rose Lee, When will this covid go away,
she did't know,
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 20:32
The Lyndene , St Chads , and the Imperial , were all bought by a far eastern company and all three have been put in liquidation , hope its not the same chap who bought Latics .
Replied: 7th Feb 2021 at 09:27
Scarbourgh is the same. Full of druggies and alkies. I will never go again.
Replied: 7th Feb 2021 at 10:17
Druggies and alkies are everywhere, We have a good selection here in Wigan too, You cannot let them stop you going where you want to, Either blank them or throw them a quid,
Replied: 7th Feb 2021 at 11:13
If yoo were a druggie or an alky, and yoo were yung, and you are told that the world is your oyster, you are going to want that oyster, and where doo yoo get oysters from ?
Yoo are not going to find your oyster in Wigan, so straight away the attraction of Blackpool is obvious, as is the abundance of rented accommodation available, as the place declined as folk went abroad for their holidays.
I mean if I had been a druggy or a drunken bum, or even with my talents I could have been both at the same time, I wouldn't have stopped in Wigan and would have been gone in a flash to Blackpool, I would rather shoot up and get p*ssed in a place with a proper view, with fresh sea air, rather than Wigan.
And I would imagine that there are more employment opportunities in a place like Blackpool for the average arsehole, than in a place like Wigan, it would be seasonal work I know, but drug dealing, prostitution, you would have a guaranteed market from the Blackpool crowds, especially if weather wise it was a nice summer, and if yoo doo well in the summer months from the tourists, then you have got a nice big wodge to see you over the wicked winter months.
Replied: 7th Feb 2021 at 11:57
You can get sex for a tenner in Blackpool these days (info received from a local bobby) if you don't mind any of the following...
Replied: 9th Feb 2021 at 10:07
Well all that comes under the practises of having 'safe sex' and the Health & Safety people, I am not well knowledged on such matters, but it would not surprise me to learn that although illegal, to hawker sexual services in Blackpool, yoo will need to have the appropriate licence, and licence checks and certificates in place from Blackpool Council
Replied: 9th Feb 2021 at 11:13
I would imagine that the kind of ladies of the night who are selling sex for a tenner wouldn't be bothering with any kind of a licence.
And the men who use their services deserve all they get.
Replied: 9th Feb 2021 at 16:05
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"I would imagine that the kind of ladies of the night who are selling sex for a tenner wouldn't be bothering with any kind of a licence."
Or underwear for that matter.
Replied: 9th Feb 2021 at 17:34
At the prices they are charging, probably can't afford underwear.
Replied: 9th Feb 2021 at 17:54
It'll be breezy on't front too.
And around the back.
Replied: 9th Feb 2021 at 18:58