>Prompted by the final demise of the Jug Of Tea, I thought I’d have a look on Googlemaps at the site. Happily, the aerial shot is so old it shows the Arena Funfair prior to its closing, rather than the bleak expanse of concrete it is now. It’s a late summer evening with the last of the days visitors pottering around. Some of them will have been to Brucciani’s café, which is nearby.
Brucciani’s has been open since 1939, and is just about the only place left from the days when Morecambe considered itself a cut above the brashness of Blackpool further down the coast. The interior is completely unspoiled by progress, although the exterior has had a rubbish makeover. There’s a picture on This link which shows it as it was until recently. I doubt Brucciani have ever sold tea by the jugful.