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Fleetwood - Preston - When - How ?

May 24, 2020

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June 15, 2016

Classic buses in service on the promenade - an added Blackpool attraction.   

It was a back to the future morning in Blackpool when carless I was tempted to take a bus ride along the promenade and ended up spending a few hours on Catch22 buses....

June 14, 2016

The continuing outpouring of doomladen pronouncements from the walk  on cast of yesterday's politicians suggests just a whiff of panic amid those urging Britain remains beholden to Brussels godfathers - aka the European Commission.  Unable to capture...

June 13, 2016

One of the reassuring aspects surrounding Blackpool Transport's operation of the tram service is the steady increase in ridership over the past year.  Still with the base number of sixteen trams in the fleet - the ridership nudged 5 Million riders in...

June 10, 2016

The demolition crew is hard at work reducing the historic Blackpool & Fleetwood Tramroad depot on Copse Road to rubble.  

The area will make way for expanded second hand car sales parking for the Owners.   At one point the FHLT were provided with...

June 9, 2016

Centenary Car 643 was recently acquired for a new role.  The Owner travelled to Wyre Dock this week to inspect the Centenary car as a preliminary to making arrangements for its transfer in the near future.      The destination is currently confidenti...

June 8, 2016

Blackpool and its surrounds offers those with interest in transport history quite a mix of heritage surprises - not just on the promenade tram tours.   An equal if not more 'back to the future' experience is in evidence courtesy of Catch22bus service...

 Image :  Copyright Smiemans Projecten 

The Trust's outline proposals to create a permanent heritage transport attraction at Wyre Dock were given an airing in the local media this week following the briefing to Fleetwood Town Council recentl...

June 5, 2016

Chorley Council have responsibility for the management and operation of the town's market.  Competing as it does with the usual spread of supermarkets including  Booths - the market is a vibrant focus for the community.  A diversity of traders surrou...

June 4, 2016

Most of the UK news media are primed to close their eyes to the increasing social unrest and economic woes of much of the EU.  It is revealing that the only in depth coverage of the major dislocation to public services and energy supplies across Fran...

June 3, 2016

 Crossleys Bridge as generations knew it :  

A shock announcement this week by  Blackpool Council warned of the planned closure of an important bridge over the railway line to Poulton and Preston from the end of the Illuminations.   Crossley's Br...

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