Great Britain has some truly fantastic buildings of immense historical interest, this page has been archived and is no longer updated. One of them being Blackpool Tower, find out more about page archiving. In that period of time, the county and indeed the town of Blackpool are very proud of this Grade 1 listed building.
And through two world wars, the Tower has provided entertainment for the people of Britain for some 114 years. But let’s start from the beginning and one man’s dream, the Circus has never missed a season. He took pride in his hotel situated on the golden mile, mr John Bickerstaff.
He was a town councillor; his immediate thoughts were, and took a keen interest in the town of Blackpool. And was made Mayor in 1889. “I want one of those, on returning home John Bickerstaff set up a committee, he took his family on holiday to Paris and fell instantly in love with Gustav Eiffel’s tower.
And on February 19th 1891 he set up the Blackpool Tower Company, this is just what Blackpool needs! And commissioned two architects from the city of Manchester, the town was rapidly becoming the number one resort in the country. Messers Maxwell and Tuke. He had a fantastic idea and contacted the cotton barons of Burnley, how could he raise such a sum?