An informal industry celebration of the return to normal has been organised by the Worshipful Company of Launderers (WCL). The event is a weekend in Blackpool with a day’s visit to Lake Windermere. It is open to all – and do bring the children. 

“From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October why not treat yourself to three days of leisure to relax and forget your troubles in the popular British seaside holiday destination. There is a limited number of organised functions to keep it relaxed. It is going to be fun but interesting,” said WCL Master Ken Cupitt.

“We plan to visit the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Friday night (as seen on BBCs Strictly) and you can glide around the dance floor, relax at your table, or spectate from up on the balconies. The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is an experience you will never forget. 

“On Saturday, we have planned an optional coach trip to Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park, and when arriving at Bowness we have another optional trip on a steamer with the Windermere Lake Cruises, 90 minutes return/40 minutes one way Bowness to Lakeside. This beautiful round trip from Bowness can be taken as a 90-minute non-landing cruise or alternatively, you may disembark at Lakeside and return on a later boat to Bowness Pier.

“Cross the platform at Lakeside and you can board the Haverthwaite Steam Railway, or you may prefer woodland walks and the Lakes Aquarium. You could combine a scenic lake cruise with a walk to the fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum at Ulverston.

“On Saturday night we have an optional tram trip through the six miles of Blackpool illuminations either by a new tram or in a combination of the heritage vintage tram through the illuminations and new tram to the pick-up point. Sunday can be spent at leisure in Blackpool, or start your journey home.”

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