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Turkish Delight

July 13, 2020

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July 29, 2018

Track relaying on Talbot Road is nothing new.   The last time this took place was during the 1930s and the track featured in the image above is now being uncovered as the contractors continues its progress towards the junction with Dickson Road.  Nor...

July 25, 2018

In my teenage years and enamoured of capturing the experience of riding on Britain's fast disappearing first generation tramways, whilst having the good fortune of being raised in Blackpool - then still a flourishing resort, I well recall advance not...

July 23, 2018

Blackpool's tramway was formerly in its last decade of regular operation a scene of colourful moving images including 'foreign' visitors to the seaside adding their own unique heritage.   It is 2010 and here is Liverpool Corporation Tramways 762 on a...

July 19, 2018

Hard as it may seem today whilst the English Electric Company were busy delivering new double deck trams to Blackpool in 1935 they were also constructing new trolleybuses for Moscow.  The Soviet Union and its various apparatchiks needed to prove the...

July 17, 2018

The title covering Blackpool's transport during the 1950s - Municipal Transport Heyday sold out in June this year.  With continuing requests for this book we will be reprinting the title in the autumn at the same price.  The title is third in a serie...

July 16, 2018

As a result of a brief illness and extending  the planned content of the forthcoming new title 'Broadway to Blackpool - Those Elusive Centre Entrance Double Deck Trams' the publication of this next book from Rigby Road Publishing has been deferred to...

July 14, 2018

The odyssey of one leading English tramways manager during the 1920s and early 30s briefly impacted on the fate and future of Blackpool's transport operation.   Charles Hopkins is most familiarly known in historical circles as the Manager of Sunderla...

July 13, 2018

Blackpool's trams and buses evolve and so does the marketing of services.  Currently the flavour of the month is the 'Palladium' styling introduced four years ago with the arrival of a fleet of Mercedes 'Citaro' single deck buses.  Previous to that B...

July 11, 2018

Well Done England  -  A Great Team Making a Nation Proud Again

July 10, 2018

Blackpool was once famous for many manufacturing companies in diverse sectors. Sadly most have been absorbed by other businesses and moved on, or run into commercial difficulties and closes; or others for whom their markets have moved on.  One notabl...

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