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Mr Monkey in Blackpool

Trip date : 19th September, 2012
"It's very patriotic, you know"

Mr Monkey looking at the illuminated Big One rollercoaster Mr Monkey looking at the Jubilee tram

Soon Mr Monkey arrived at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, where the Big One rollercoaster was floodlit. Mr Monkey wasn't sure if the red lights were for decoration or to warn low-flying aircraft. Next to the nearby tramstop Mr Monkey found an old tram commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee by displaying archive photos and film on its windows. It was a bit alarming when the Queen's head filled the entire windscreen, so Mr Monkey scampered away.

You can see pictures of the Jubilee tram in daylight at

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