The Anonymous Widower

Blackpool Needs A Diamond

Every year there are more and more depressing reports about Blackpool and there was another today.

Something dramatic needs to be done.

One of the successful scientific weapons that has been deployed on any number of problems, including the Covid-19 and malaria, has been the impressive Diamond Light Source at Harwell.

When I talk to researchers at universities in the North, they would love to able to use it more, but it is fully booked and getting access is difficult. There is also the travel problem.

I believe that the solution is to build Diamond 2 in the North. And what better place to build it than Blackpool. The city has good rail and tram links and plenty of accommodation.

Now, that’s what I call levelling-up.

November 4, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel, World | , , , , ,


  1. just about sums it up and I was born there.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | December 1, 2022 | Reply

  2. Have you visited Blackpool recently? I too understand where you are coming from, but the first thought that will come to many peoples’ minds is that if there was a diamond in blackpool someone would try to steal it or swap it for drugs. Sadly the town does have very major issues, made worse by the problems facing hospitality during and after the pandemic. I would love to see Blackpool become the place it was 40 or 50 years ago. When it does, it might be a great place to put the diamond would be great. I have to be honest here and say that I haven’t a clue what this diamond light source is, and I don’t know if has a real diamond in it. But whatever it is, Blackpool needs to sort itself out first.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | December 2, 2022 | Reply

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