For those who have been resident in Antarctica for many years, trams still run from a turning loop at Starr Gate at the southern end of the Esplanade ...
This ride is aptly called "The Big One" ...
But at this time of year, Blackpool's true "Big One" is its illuminations.
But it all has an effect on Blackpool Transport's bus and tram services which have to cope with extra passengers and horrific traffic congestion.
The company web site explains:-
On Fridays, Saturdays and every night during the October half-term (20 October – 2 November) our services 5, 6 and 7 will be running a split service to help keep you running on time during Blackpool's busiest time of year.
Services 11 and 17 will also have a small change which will see them stop on New Bonny Street rather than Market Street.
To keep everything running as smoothly as possible we've also introduced some changes to our timetables as well during this period to help buses run on time. Most routes will have extra time in the timetables so they have more time during their route to beat the congestion in the town and get you where you want to be.
Of course, it is ALL ON LINE (Yipee!) but ...
You will have to wait until tomorrow for the rest!
Technology Versus Brain Power?
In the meantime consider whether to show sympathy or ridicule for Snooker ace Neil Robertson.
Picture the very best of British country pubs. Fill it with a generous stock of Cotswolds craft ales, crisp West Country ciders, and a tip top wine stash. Add a menu of delicious food that's soulful, seasonal and cleverly showcases the very best local produce, plus six rather good-looking bedrooms with all the comfy touches you could want.
Just to add to the confusion, the village sign at the opposite end of the High Street apparently reads ...
... is someone having a laugh? Someone from Google Streetview?
Barnsley Glos (or Barnley?) does have a bus service; Pulham's Coaches 855.
There's an additional 1500 journey from Cirencester on Saturdays!
For exploration, your ancient blogger preferes to use equally ancient technology, namely a map book, plus his own internal FatNav which tends to give less confusing results!