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Blackpool Council backs Winter Gardens lottery funding bid

Interior of the Blackpool Winter Gardens
Image caption The Winter Gardens in Blackpool could be a new visitor attraction if lottery funding is approved

Blackpool Council has agreed to bid for lottery funding to create a heritage-based visitor attraction at the Winter Gardens.

If successful, it will "tell the big, bold story of the world's first working-class seaside resort".

A report found a museum had been talked about "for many years" with no single agreed vision.

It would celebrate Blackpool as a place of entertainment and claimed the potential to attract 350,000 visitors.

The council will apply for the cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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