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Fleetwood's American Connection

July 9, 2020

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February 27, 2015


Rossall School was the setting on Thursday for a well attended meeting organised by Eric Ollerenshaw MP for Fleetwood and Lancaster, and Paul Maynard MP for Blackpool North. The  Guest Speaker was the Rt Hon Patrick Mcloughlin, MP - Secretary of Sta...

February 25, 2015

Bloomfield Road and Blackpool’s trams and buses go way, way back. ‘Football Specials’ on the 24 and 25 Services were once a familiar sight heading to Bloomfield Road before kick-off and queuing up on Central Drive for the final whistle. Lytham Road s...

February 20, 2015

A well known landmark and destination on old Blackpool trams - Oxford – is now consigned to rubble.   The former public house ‘The Oxford’ which was a long familiar sight for passengers on Marton trams, and the famous tram ‘Circular Tour’ around Blac...

February 15, 2015

The formal launch of Centenary Tram 641 at Bloomfield Road on Saturday was marked by an eight goal scoreline between Nottingham Forest and Blackpool. Special banners of 641 were on display for fans whilst the match programme carried a two page spread...

February 9, 2015

Riders on Blackpool's tramway may have felt they were taking part in a further remake of the popular Will Smith sci-fi franchise recently. A posse of similarly attired males was spotted posing for 'selfies' before crowding on to a southbound car at...

February 6, 2015

The Trust’s Centenary Car 641 is about to step into the limelight more than thirty years after its introduction as Blackpool’s newest tram and prototype for a small fleet (641 - 648). Built in Blackburn for Blackpool Borough Transport - they became t...

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