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Electric Buses - Part One

September 22, 2020

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June 13, 2019

At the end of a lengthy stay on the display track at the Pleasure Beach loop Centenary Car 641 owned by the FHLT is now scheduled to return to Fleetwood.   Heavily disguised in the colours of the social group sponsoring the tram over the past two yea...

March 14, 2019

Two Gentlemen From Verona  - err actually from Blackpool, pose beside their favourite tram Brush Car 290 which remains stored at Rigby Road Depot courtesy of BTS.  Carrying out an inspection of the car to check on its condition for the FHLT Trust....

July 11, 2018

Well Done England  -  A Great Team Making a Nation Proud Again

July 9, 2018

We need to correct an error published in the 2018 Souvenir Calendar for JULY 2018.

The date for popularly known 'Tram Sunday' event in Fleetwood is Sunday 15th July and not as published on the 2018 Calendar for July - the 23rd.

Full details of events a...

December 29, 2017

Blackpool Centenary 648 with its excellent retro livery to 1985 appearance as the GEC test car (minus test bogies) representing the final 'traditional' British tram design.

 Immaculate Glasgow open balcony 'Standard' car 779 accessible to visitors


December 19, 2017

The opportunity to place some of the FHLT's trams into a secure structure with potential for restoration is emerging from exploratory discussions now underway in Fleetwood.   Examination of the building reveals office and workshop space suited to med...

September 9, 2017

The Trust's Centenary Car is the centrepiece of a national network of social campaigns and programmes convening in Blackpool.   Through the initiatives of the local groups the tram was made available by the FHLT to provide a visual centrepiece for ar...

September 2, 2017

The Trust's Centenary Car 641 is now transformed into a dramatic new focal point on the Promenade to coincide with the Illuminations Switch On which took place on Friday night.  Work continues on 641 with volunteers taking advantage of several days o...

June 21, 2017

The first project which the FHLT tackled was placing Brush Car 290 on display in Blackpool to celebrate HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  

The tram had arrived at HM Prison Kirkham daubed in a grotesque all over advertising for a Blackpool 'amusement'...

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