19/09/1879 The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time
Blackpool Illuminations. Lightpool at Blackpool Tower. September 2015
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Blackpool Illuminations is an annual lights festival, founded in 1879 and first switched on 19 September that year, held each autumn in the British seaside resort of Blackpool on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. Also known locally as The Lights or The Illuminations, they run each year for sixty-six days.