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November 17, 2017

The Trust's site at Wyre Dock had a special visitor this week in the form of Dr Lewis Lesley.   His company is now fully engaged with plans for a light rail line in Preston which initially involves use of disused railway track in the ownership of Net...

November 16, 2017

The setting was Rossall School - the event;  the formal launch of ambitious proposals to renew and regenerate the area in and around Wyre Dock, Fleetwood.  The Speakers:   John Woodman, Frank Heald, Principals of Wyre Dock Development Ltd., together...

November 11, 2017

Emergent proposals for redeveloping the large site surrounding Wyre Dock are gaining strength with involvement of a team of professional firms and advisors.  An outline of visionary proposals will be aired at Rossall School on the 15th November.  Wyr...

November 10, 2017

For well over a century the Fylde's railways have had visible guardians posted at certain key points overseeing manual control of junctions, road crossings and station approaches.   From tomorrow no longer is this the case.

The closure of the rai...

November 9, 2017

Once upon a time Blackpool's trams had 'Airport' on their destination blinds along with 'Squires Gate'.  This was when a service operated from the town centre along the promenade to Manchester Square and then crossed over to continue along Lytham Roa...

November 8, 2017

The new title in a series covering Blackpool's transport scene has now been published.   All advance orders will have their copies mailed out this week - with thanks.

New orders received before the 15th of November will have their copy despatched...

November 7, 2017

Proposals for the comprehensive redevelopment of Wyre Dock will be unveiled at a special forum being held at Rossall School on the 15th November from 18.30.  The visionary scheme anticipates regenerating this most important site will be presented by...

November 7, 2017

A major traffic diversion began this week with the closure of Squires Gate bridge over the railway track serving the south Fylde from Blackpool to Kirkham and Preston.  Constructed in the same period (1931) as Harrowside Bridge (also closed) and the...

November 6, 2017

A cold but crisp Sunday on November  5th (before the inevitable crackle and pop of fireworks) saw a still busy promenade and town centre with crowds taking advantage of a final sunny weekend by the seaside.

Blackpool's heritage trams were given their...

November 5, 2017

The Trust is engaged in conceptual proposals for the redevelopment of Wyre Dock, Fleetwood.  As most readers know from interminable references on this website, the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust's truly modest collection of traditional Blackpool tr...

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