This delightful mural is on the side of the shop at the old Pontins Holiday Camp at St Annes on the Sea.
The old holiday camp closed in October 2009. It was well past its "sell-by-date" and rumour has it that the lease on the land was running out and updating the campsite was not a viable option. Pontins went into liquidiation and most of their existing operations were taken over by Brittania Hotels.
Northern Trust, a company based in Chorley, had plans (dating back to 2008 seemingly) to build houses on the site. Demolition of the site started in 2010 and some two thirds were cleared but some buildings including this one and a row of chalets alongside the main road still remain. It would seem demolition has stopped as there are now doubts over whether the housing plans will actually go ahead.
More insight into all this can be found on Counterbalance: Pontins Puzzle and a follow-up article Ten Grand.
For now these murals remains but probably not for too much longer.
A contribution to Monday Murals.