JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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April 23, 2019

The Congleton based firm contracted to replace Blackpool's ailing bus shelters was seen at work today on Bispham Road.  The inbound shelter outside the Cooperative Funeral Home had been already removed and its replacement was in the process of being...

April 23, 2019

Two images taken by the Author at Bispham Library Bus Stop with contrasting new Blackpool buses over sixty years - extract from the forthcoming book on Blackpool's buses from 2021 to 2020 to go to print by Rigby Road Publishing next year:

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April 22, 2019

The local football derby took place today at Bloomfield Road.  This is one of the rare soccer matches where supporters of rival local teams can commute to the match at respective home and away games - by tram.

The match was preceded by some raucous si...

April 17, 2019

One bus operator not mentioned of late in these Blogs is of course that perennial firm - Catch22Bus founded by longstanding Blackpool bus and tram enthusiast - Philip Higgs.  Philip and his colleague, Eric Berry, played an important role in ensuring...

April 16, 2019

As many readers of this Blog will be by now aware preparatory work is underway on a special book covering the story of Blackpool's buses.  Originally intended for publication by Rigby Road Publishing in 2018 and successively moved back as a result of...

April 15, 2019

As Publisher of books on Blackpool's tramway history it is always a pleasure to record the work of fellow Authors specialising in the same field (or is it tramroad)?   Having purchased a copy of Brian Turner's latest book 'Stopping Car to F...

April 11, 2019

Spring is almost upon us with a week of glorious sunshine, if slightly colder temperatures.  It must be time to bring out the ballot boxes. Blackpool's Council is placing itself up for re-election ward by ward - with many of the usual (ageing) suspec...

April 10, 2019

Ahead of the Easter Break and a peak period in the visitor calendar (weather pemitting)  the push is on to finish outstanding civil engineering work on the tramway extension from the Promenade up Talbot Road as far as the dire Wilko structure.   Pavi...

April 9, 2019

With Theresa May hobnobbing with Angela Merkel (herself a former citizen of the DDR) today - it is worth stretching this Blog to a momentary visit due east of Berlin.   Whilst Frankfurt (Main) garners most attention in the media due to its Trade Fair...

April 7, 2019

Quite some time ago our family engaged an au pair to live with us in Oxfordshire after we moved to the UK from New York.   Fortuitiously our new 'helper' came from Hungary and the easternmost city of that country - Debrecen, which lies near to the Uk...

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