Here’s the first pictures of the demolition of the flats at Layton, carried out this morning.
People around the world watched the demolition of the last remaining three tower blocks in Layton, as thousands of people gathered around the site.
And here’s some of our readers’ thoughts as they waited for the big moment – from near the scene, around the UK, and much further afield.
See tomorrow’s Gazette for a four-page special on the big blow-down.
And check www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk all day for more.
Watching from Devon, I grew up in Layton
We’re on sainsburys car park it’s packed up here
Looking forward to not seeing these ruining the tower view from Normoss.
Watching from Melbourne, Australia.
Craig Anthony Brooks
I’m going to watch out of my attic window from near the airport, Blackpool that is... great view
Current view from my front bedroom window - front row seat ( with brew!)
Watching from Northwich had to go to work unfortunately
Blackpool skyline won’t be the same
Watching from Marton
It will only improve Blackpool skyline
Can’t come soon enough should have never been built in the first place
Watching from Bispham
Watching from ex Blackpool residents in Carisle.
Watching from Spain, Blackpool resident 20 years
These are like Layton’s versions of the Pyramids in Egypt. Great memories of Layton growing up
Moved from Blackpool to near Brighton 9 years ago will be dif (sic) once these have gone
Sarah Louise Thornton
Watching from London grew up half here and half on the Grange Park Estate. They were part of my growing up.
Watching from Barnsley lived Blackpool most my life wish I come Blackpool but come bk to home time had some good times at them flats
Jodie Louise Kirkup