Lancashire

Blackpool Tower Ballroom has its annual spring clean

Jordan Tierney and Andy Hunter dusting a chandelier at Blackpool Tower Ballroom Image copyright Jason Lock
Image caption Jordan Tierney and Andy Hunter will dust and buff every shard of crystal on the chandelier

Blackpool Tower Ballroom is dusting off a year's worth of events with its annual spring clean.

A team of maintenance engineers will buff 14 Edwardian crystal chandeliers, check 1,120 lights and strip, sand and polish the 120 ft (37 m) floor.

General Manager Kate Shane said the two-week clean and maintenance work helps to preserve the ballroom.

She said it was a "colossal undertaking" but it "keeps the opulence and grandeur [of the ballroom] alive".

Blackpool Tower Ballroom hosted events including Blackpool Tower's 120th anniversary celebrations, the Lancashire Tourism Awards and Strictly Come Dancing.

Image copyright Jason Lock
Image caption Andy Hunter checks one of 1,120 lights to ensure it is in working condition for the coming season

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