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|Smedley||Folklore: 'Like Blackpool through a stick of rock' (4)||RE: Folklore: 'Like Blackpool through a stick of rock'||18 May 14|
There a reference in Graham Greene's novel 'Brighton Rock' that's pretty similar to that phrase (not the railway part). Novel first published in the late 30s, I think. And of course the George Formby song about Blackpool rock is from the same era.