BlackpoolTowerToulmin[Book: Vanessa Toulmin – 2011 – 25x27cm – 146 Pages – Full colour]. “Following the foundation laying in 1891, Blackpool Tower (England) opened to the public on 14 May 1894. Chapter Points: Foreword (Steve Weaver); Introduction (Gordon Marsden MP); The Tower – The Wonderland of the World (Chronology, John Bickerstaffe, Aquarium, Menagerie and Zoo, Roof Gardens…); Design & Construction (Finance, Building, Blueprints, Interior Designs, Frank Matcham, Tower Lounge, Chinatown); Tower Ballroom (Dance Bands and Musicians, Reginald Dixon and the Mighty Wurlitzer, 1956 Fire, Pauline Rivers Ballet); Tower Circus (Jeanne Mount, Key Personalities, Charlie Cairoli, The Water Circus, Shows); The Future (Blackpool Council, Merlin Entertainments, Continuing Remodelling and Restoration). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent / Recommended.