A borough care home resident went to see the Blackpool illuminations with her daughter, almost 50 years since her last visit.

Ellen Marshall lives at MHA Beechville in Lostock and "jumped" at the chance to visit the tourist attraction, something she did back in 1974 with her daughter Julie.

The activity coordinator at the home Diana Bellusci then arranged for a trip for the mother and daughter as part of her Seize the Day.

The scheme encourages residents to revisit activities or events from the past or to do something they would like to do for the first time.

As part of the trip Ellen has a fish and chips supper at Bispham Kitchen as well as some sweet treats in the form of Blackpool fudge and rock.

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Speaking after the trip, Diana said: “Ellen literally jumped at the chance to visit the illuminations when I told her they were on until the end of the year.

“She told me she had not been for almost 50 years and the last time she went was with her daughter.

“I then asked Julie if she would like to come with us and she was more than happy to do so.

“Ellen was in a great mood on the coach and joined in with me and the rest of the staff by singing on the journey.

“Julie then told me it was in 1974 both her and her mum had last visited the illuminations.

“They both really enjoyed the night out, Ellen was really appreciative and kept thanking me for organising the trip for her.”