On Air

Alex Lester

9 at 9 Today 1985







Pop singer Geri Halliwell switched on the 125th Blackpool Illuminations. The

Illuminations cost £2.4 million to stage, and the equipment was worth £10 million,

weighing over 711,000 kilograms – the equivalent of 350 Blackpool trams. There are

one million lamps, and over 100 miles of festoon strip strung between the promenade

poles and across the carriageway. The cable and wiring stretch more than 200 miles!