Before Blackpool’s Big Weekend, The Comedy Carpet Enjoys A Spring Clean!

Blackpool’s famous Comedy Carpet has been given a brilliant Spring clean ahead of a big weekend which will see not only the Tory Spring Conference, but also an influx of media hitting the town.

These stunning photographs courtesy of Sam Fielding at SLF Studios dynamically show the Carpet as it receives its fresh new look in readiness for the new tourist season and the forthcoming Easter holidays.

The cleaning work has been undertaken thanks to the Government’s Welcome Back Fund and local cleaning service company, HLS Cleaning.

The Carpet, created by artist Gordon Young in association with leading design agency, Why Not Associates, celebrates the jokes, songs and comedy catchphrases of Britain’s best-loved comedians and writers. Around 1,000 of them are celebrated with letters ranging in size from a few centimetres to almost a metre tall so that the laughs can be enjoyed close up and at height from the top of the Tower. In total, the artwork contains over 160,000 granite letters and is a remarkable homage to those who have made the nation laugh through the generations.

Thanks to Sam Fielding for these wonderful  photographs.  You can find out more about Sam and see more examples of his fabulous work at



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