Blackpool (Butler’s Model & Healthy Life Expectancy)


Thank you Lauren, Devante and Neveah for sending this postcard from Blackpool; Geography Cat hopes you had a great time.

Blackpool is one of Britain’s oldest tourism towns, not just a coastal settlemment but a “seaside resort”:


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Blackpool Beach in 1910 (Credit Moorbank)


See this graphy below, it shows how Blackpool visitor numbers have changed over time. It’s from an excellent site called Cool Geography:


Blackpool change in tourism
Credit: Cool Geography


Geography Cat has already promised to tell you more about the development of tourism (see Langland Bay), but he is also interested to find out more about this headline:

Health ‘to start failing at 47’ in parts of Blackpool and Middlesborough (BBC 7th March 2018)

You can read the full article here.

Why is HEALTHY life expectancy shorter in some towns than others, even when the towns are in the same country?

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