JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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July 19, 2017

A special BBC programme on Tuesday night covered the inception of women's football, its success and the sudden decision of the FA to ban it entirely.   World War One saw women move into work hitherto the exclusive domain of men.  In particular the ma...

July 17, 2017

July 16th or the third Sunday in July is usually the date on which Fleetwood hosts its Festival of Transport and puts on a street display attracting the crowds - more or less since inception in 1985.   An other Fylde community likewise had its specia...

July 16, 2017

One of the rarer sponsored trams in the tramway's later history was a promotion in early 1971 in conjunction with the 'Slipper Fair' held in Blackpool.  The resort was a popular location for trade shows and events.  Even today one of Blackpool's most...

July 12, 2017

The days when trams still trundled (carefully) along Princess Street and Blundell Street are now long gone.   Only the tracks remained to remind us of this once critical access link to the Promenade tramway from the tram depot and workshop as an emer...

July 11, 2017

Fleetwood's days of hosting armadas of trawler fleets are now fast receding into the memory of fishing families in the town.    The dockside still maintains an Auction Hall for a fish trading business but it is now a mostly empty echoing structure....

July 10, 2017

Blackpool North's approach was the site of an RMT display getting the attention of visitors and residents on Sunday.    The RMT are taking strike action against Northern Rail over the company's determination to introduce Driver Only Operation  for ma...

July 9, 2017

Blackpool central promenade was the scene of a great gathering of proud car/auto owners displaying their pride and joy for the benefit of visitors on a very busy July weekend.    A potpourri of old, not so old and very new cars both domestic and fore...

July 8, 2017

A glorious summer weekend in the heart of Lancashire and a sight to gladden the eye this afternoon.

LTT preserved Atlantean 1805 of the Ribble fleet on a working assignment in the Ribble Valley - awaiting arrival of a wedding party in the centre of Cl...

July 8, 2017

As previously referenced in an earlier blog Blackpool's fixation from 1933 up to the 1950s on centre entrance vehicles (both buses and trams) - followed an existing trend not only in the UK, but equally elsewhere in Europe and the USA.

Walter Luff, wh...

July 5, 2017

This reverberating motto was on the side of every Glasgow tram and bus (municipal of course) which served the city for many years.   Glasgow's greatness was of course epitomised by the forest of shipyard cranes bordering the River Clyde - clustered a...

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