The glittering Golden Mile is the stretch of promenade that runs between Blackpool's north and south piers, and has been famous as the home of British seaside culture for over a century. It began in the late 19th century, when small-time fairground operators, fortune-tellers, phrenologists and oyster bars set up shop outside the area's boarding houses, in order to take advantage of passing trade as people moved between their boarding house and the railway station.
The Golden Mile grew and evolved over the decades, to suit popular taste and pocket, until it became the tightly packed Mecca of entertainment it is today - labelled by The Gazette as "the brightest, most exciting stretch of outdoor attractions anywhere in the country".
Shoddy fortune tellers and kiss-me-quick hats have been replaced by professionally run amusement arcades and luxury night clubs - although the old-fashioned staples of candy floss, fish and chips, and slot machines are still very much in evidence.
Pick Up Points - Route A
07:40 - Rubery Police Station
07:50 - Northfield Swimming Baths
07:55 - Cotteridge Sophies Pizza
08:05 - Selly Oak Harborne Lane
08:10 - Weoley Castle Post Office
08:20 - Den Caney Stonehouse Lane
08:30 - Harborne Swimming Baths
08:35 - Bearwood Lordswood Road
08:40 - City Centre - Snowhill Queensway
08:55 - Erdington Big Johns Chip Shop
Please arrive at your pick up point 5 minutes prior.