BLACKPOOL TOWER STRUCK.
WHY THERE IS NO RISK OF DANGER THERE IN STORM.
When the storm broke over Blackpool, a flash of lightning was
seen to encircle the crow’s nest of the famous Tower. It travelled down between the
pillars and ended in the lift-well at the bottom.
Stallholders at the top of the Tower were startled when the
lightning struck the ironwork. They were having lunch at the time. No one was
Injured. A lift which was descending at the time the lightning travelled down the
pillars shook under the shock.
An official of the Tower said that there was never the slightest
risk of danger in any thunderstorm, because the Tower is itself a conductor, and
breaks the shock of any flash.
The tramcar service in Blackpool was held up for nearly an hour
owing to the electricity current being cut off.
Leeds Mercury - Saturday 08 July 1933