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our gcse geography group went on a fieldtrip to Blackpool.while do this investigation our main focus was to prove the first hypothesis that Blackpool changes from distance from the sea. To collect the information needed we used several methods so show our

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Methodology On the 30th march 2007, our gcse geography group went on a fieldtrip to Blackpool.while do this investigation our main focus was to prove the first hypothesis that Blackpool changes from distance from the sea. To collect the information needed we used several methods so show our point and make it understandable. The first thing we collected was traffic and pedestrian count, which we would count all vehicles and people we could see in the site were we were situated, all together there were six sites so we did this process for each. During this we took photographs and created an environment rating system so show the quality of the place where we were situated, when doing this we had to keep factors such as the weather in mind because this may have given difficulty to collect the data. After this we collected tax and couch disc destinations, and lastly we did a questionnaire where 20 questions were asked for example where have you come from? This helps us prove the second hypothesis which is that tourist patterns have changed now compared to how it was in the Victorian times. How and why information was collected The Traffic And Pedestrian Count This section of collecting data was done first, and was to be collected at each site number on the transect. ...read more.

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* Traffic * Noise * Road signs Using a rating system to collect this data was easy and very efficient. Using this method show that we used originality because we collected this data with our opinions and discussing what would be a fair number to present, we did this process for each site which shows our method was fair in testing. However, when we collected our results we saw not much of a significant change going inland into blackpool,alot of factors could be to blame 4 this for example the time of day ,and the weather patterns. The only changes what were visible was that the traffic near the sea was high but inland is gradually became lower, this answers the hypothesis that Blackpool changes with distance from the sea. The environmental quality survey is represented below - Site 1-Promenade Litter 2 Care of road pavements 3 Trees,shrubs,grass verges 0 Street furniture 3 Traffic 3 Noise 0 Road signs 3 Site 2-reeds Avenue Litter 2 Care of road pavements 2 Trees,shrubs,grass verges 0 Street furniture 2 Traffic 1 Noise 1 Road signs 3 Site 3-rishton Street Litter 2 Care of road pavements 2 Trees,shrubs,grass verges 0 Street furniture 1 Traffic 1 Noise 1 Road signs 2 Site 4-palatine road Litter 2 Care of road pavements 2 Trees,shrubs,grass verges 0 Street furniture 1 Traffic 1 Noise 2 Road signs 1 Site 5-ribble Street Litter 1 Care of road pavements 2 Trees,shrubs,grass verges 0 Street ...read more.

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In addition to this, it means that a lot of people must go to other sea resources abroad; this was shown in the questionnaire as 14 out of 20 people go to other places other than Blackpool. This questionnaire showed a lot of differences between now and how it was in the Victorian times. Tax discs For this I collected all the places cars in blackpool have been taxed from ,doing this would allow me to know where the person lived or where the person has traveled from to get to Blackpool will be shown on the table below it shows that the majority of people in blackpool are from Lancashire. This also backs up my point that people who come to Blackpool down travel very far distances. location Amount of tax discs Lancashire 23 Greater Manchester 14 clwyd 3 Nottinghamshire 1 West Sussex 1 Staffordshire 1 Cheshire 1 strathclyde 1 Coach origins This was done the same way as tax discs only this time wit coaches the majority of couches seen were on the sea front. Conclusion I feel my all my results are not as accurate as they could be mainly because this investigation was done in a week day, this would mean there would not be a lot of tourist out. If I was to do an investigation like this again I think it is recommendable that it should be done on a weekend or possibly a holiday season. ...read more.

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