If there was ever an enduring image of Beach Life UK, it has to be the one of Blackpool’s iconic deckchairs in rows on the pier, or on the beach with windbreaks, the knotted handkerchiefs/ braces combo and the Tower in the background….
Having been given the opportunity to purchase ALL Blackpool’s deckchairs, (arguably the best and most famous in the world) the stipulation was to move them quickly. We had just a week to find a new home for them and organise the move.
The design of a deckchair was originally based on campaign furniture – the type of which could be folded (flat packed!) and transported by armies across continents.
There is no easy way to move 6000 deckchairs from a massive pile into waiting trucks, except single handling by an army of ants. However, due to the shortage of ants in a Blackpool Council depot, we had to elicit the services of 14 strong men, two lorries, two full Saturdays and 8 return trips from Blackpool to South Cheshire.
Not to mention the catering requirements of vast quantities of fish and chips for the workers whilst reclining in deckchairs for their lunch breaks.
Now safely ensconced, the hiring process is now underway for sending and collecting deckchairs anywhere within mainland UK.
They may be covered in the original plastic, new plastic or our lovely cotton canvas stripes.
All chairs remain in original condition except for the metalware on each chair, which will be replaced for safety. We expect that chair maintenance and cleaning will be a continual process, but with many spare parts and a great team, we will be able to undertake this task.
So if you are organising a party no matter how large or small, we will be able to assist in some way. See Heritage Deckchair Hire or call 01244 336387
If you would like to purchase one of our iconic deckchairs, please give us a call, we would wish to make these available and accessible as part of our great heritage.
If you have visions of your event or fundraiser being controlled by a man in a flat cap issuing tickets with an original machine, we may be able to fix that too!