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Thread #121561 Message #2657350
Posted By: Ross Campbell
15-Jun-09 - 09:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Who'll Go To Morecambe? /The Last Resort
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Who'll Go To Morecambe? /The Last Res
EasyCinema (and eBay, and probably anything that doesn't use Google Maps) reckons that the Apollo Cinema in Morecambe is a mere 11.67 miles from us here in Fleetwood. Great if it were true (the Apollo is just across the road from The Platform, scene of such folky events as reach the shores of Morecambe). Alas, the reality is nearer thirty miles and a good hour on the road. The intervening rivers Wyre and Lune have considerable estuaries necessitating a wide detour. Heysham Nuclear Power Station (huge blockhouse visible from the moon) impedes a direct line-of sight view between Fleetwood and Morecambe, otherwise we could jump up and down on our respective foreshores and make rude signs at each other (don't tell me you never wanted to do that to those toffee-nosed Welwyn Garden City types, Kevin?) (apart from the foreshore bit).
And the Platform is just across another road from the Midland Hotel that Greg mentioned above, just emerged glistening from the scaffolding cocoon of the last couple of years. This is the second attempt at re-incarnation for this classic thirties building since I've been living down here - let's hope it lasts better than the previous effort. Morecambe has several other listed buildings from the period, Woolworths being one. Don't know whether anyone has taken that one on.