Cleaning the Carousel and other Oddballs on Blackpool Pier

OddBalls on the Pier

Just before the schools’ February half-term week’s holiday, there is feverish activity in our local seaside resorts.

The Showzam Street Festival will hit Blackpool again, the Pleasure Beach will open and everyone and everything will come out of hibernation.

Cafés will put tables and chairs outside for those souls hardy enough to brave the elements (or who want a quick puff on a ciggy).

But before all this can happen, there is some serious cleaning to be done. After the mid-term holiday, some amusements close down and then there’s a massive Spring Clean in time for Easter.

Cleaning the carousels on one of the piers involved a man with a ladder, an orange bucket, a sponge and green Marigold gloves:

 

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Cleaning the Carousel ©HelenBushe

 

It’s a tough job testing the SkyDiver, but someone’s got to do it:

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Testing the SkyDiver ©HelenBushe

 

Mr HotDog has been dusted down:

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More Ketchup Please ©HelenBushe

 

With a bit of luck the sky will stay this blue for the rest of the holiday week, even though the temperature isn’t much above freezing when you factor in wind-chill:

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A Carousel, a Skydiver and a Plane ©HelenBushe

 

 

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