chapter  17
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Blackpool has its sexual legend. The Squire's Gate Camp and Hydro south of the 'Golden Sands' are misrepresented as sexual Blackspots [by holidaymakers who have never been there]. The same is true of Blackpool as a whole, which in the South widely has the reputation of being an immoral town. In Worktown, this image prevails among people who have never been there. When an observer from Worcester told people there that he was coming up to Blackpool, he was told that 'in Blackpool hotels and boardinghouses, all bedrooms communicate with each other by door.'