A Marton Vambac traversing Dickson Road - probably on a Sunday Enthusiasts Tour organised by the redoubtable Late Keith Terry. Marton Vambac Car 11 on a valedictory enthusiasts tour in 1962 seen here at the tram terminus on Dickson Road with a service car behind. Television crew filming - but returning to Hopton Road from a director's shot at North Pier - or so it seems below. The driver acknowledging photographer (Colin MacLeod) and intrigued visitors on Lytham Road. Note
For those of us of a certain age with memories stretching back into the middle of the last century there is a more than just a twinge of nostalgia at the 'back to the future' antics of today's politicians especially at local level in British towns and cities waking up to the advantages of electric powered urban transport. As the 1950s rolled on so did the lengthening list of transport systems giving up on the tramcar in favour of supposedly more cost effective diesel buses.
The latest new title from Rigby Road Publishing is now available. Blackpool's trams and buses in the 1960s is recounted with many new photos of the town's transport during a hectic decade of change. Now online from our Shop and the Visitor Centre on Blackpool Promenade, as well as Toys2Save in Cleveleys (opposite the tram stop) - the new book retails for £26.00. Profusely illustrated in A4 Landscape format over 120 pages the title provides a flavour of how Blackpool's tran