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Change To Blackpool Transport's Heritage Tram Service - and much more

August 8, 2020

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June 30, 2016

 Abingdon Street in better times.   A four minute frequency service most of the day to Royal Oak along Church Street, Whitegate Drive and Waterloo Road.   Image :  John Woodman

Blackpool Council voted this week to approve the tramway ex...

June 29, 2016

Not Number 349 but a sample of Blackpool's current double deck fleet in 2016.

Having just returned from a doctor's appointment - must exercise more or else - I found myself behind a Blackpool (BTS) bus on Talbot Road.   Whilst we recognise that buses...

June 27, 2016

The turmoil in Westminster following on the Referendum result, resignation of the Prime Minister, implosion of confidence in the Leader of the Opposition within the Shadow Cabinet are just two salient challenges facing the UK Government and all of it...

June 25, 2016

News that the Midland Metro tramway is to be extended in Wolverhampton with a new terminus at Wolverhampton Station replicates the initiative in Blackpool which will bring the seafront tramway to Blackpool North with street track running from the pro...

June 25, 2016

June 23rd 2016 will be more than a footnote in history.   At least in Britain it will be remembered as the day when a majority of the British voting public stuck two fingers in the air to the leaders of all political parties - save one.  Having been...

June 22, 2016

Channel 4 devoted an important segment of its evening news on Tuesday to a report from Blackpool.   The subject ?   Polling analysis which concludes that this town is the most eurosceptic town in the country - by far.  A fascinating series of intervi...

June 22, 2016

Britain's embrace of electric trams started, more or less, in Blackpool.  Some would argue that actually its origins lay on the far north coastline of Ireland and the Portrush hydro electric powered third rail operation near to Giant's Causeway.  In...

June 20, 2016

We can only measure our lives by the familiarity within our own communities and the level of comfort we experience.   Invited to register our beliefs on whether the UK is better off staying as part of the European UNION places us in the middle of a t...

June 19, 2016

Fathers Day 2016 saw two FHLT Trustees at work on the Trust's collection of trams at Wyre Dock (if only briefly due to rain).   Colin MacLeod opted to transfer a nesting seagull pair from their 'traditional' perch on top of Centenary 643 to the less...

June 17, 2016

A remarkable turn of fortune will see the former Regent Cinema on Church Street open its doors again for screenings of films.   The landmark white tiled structure a few hundred yards further east from the former Hippodrome site was built in 1921 and...

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