Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

Daily Journals From Deep Within A Capricious Mind

Archive for September 19th, 2015

Have You Seen This Electricity Bill, Marg?!

In 1879 on this day the Blackpool Illuminations were turned on for the first time. This display was nowhere near the grand scale of the modern day, as the electric light bulb hadn’t been patented yet. This resulted in an understated inaugural display consisting of eight arc lamps on the promenade. After Thomas Edison’s patent of the light bulb, the initial cost of the bulbs were so prohibitive that only […]

Continue Reading →