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Change To Blackpool Transport's Heritage Tram Service - and much more

August 8, 2020

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August 31, 2019

Referendum Result in Blackpool Voting District 23 June 2016

Total Number of Ballot Papers Counted :  66,959

Total Number of Votes Cast in Favour of Remain :  21,781

Total Number of Votes Cast in Favour of LEAVE :   45,146

Against a flood of con...

August 30, 2019

Blackpool's annual Lights Switch On is with us complete with promenade closure and tramway service dislocated.  Amid the due diligence now underway to review the exact circumstances by which a young cyclist found himself under a tram last week - some...

August 30, 2019

Blackpool's green space - Stanley Park - received the nomination from a national charity this week as being the best park in England.  Opened in 1926 Stanley Park was initially planned to be connected with Marton's tramway by a new branch off Whitega...

August 29, 2019

The serious incident involving a young person on South Promenade on Monday is a tragic event which called for rescue teams releasing the victim from underneath the tramcar. Quite understandably he is undergoing medical specialist attention for severe...

August 26, 2019

Our Posting on Monday this week drew reference from published media news reports of a Billion Pound fund to aid regeneration of town centre (below).   I am advised from an informed source that in fact FLEETWOOD was included in an original list (July...

August 21, 2019

Before Beeching.   Blackpool Central Station with real trains providing plenty of seats, no standing and frequent services.    Image :   John Woodman Archive

There are so many competing headlines each day that it is difficult...

August 20, 2019

For those of us with long enough memories the name 'Bateson's' will bring back immediate memories of a Blackpool institution - namely the leading toy and hobby shop in the town centre.  Located on Abingdon Street in the 1950s then a thriving commerci...

August 18, 2019

Road closure of Corporation Street behind the former BHS block is allowing Blackpool Council's operational services team to continue with the redesigned bus stance layout.  This provides for angled bays similar to the successful format installed on M...

August 14, 2019

For those of us old enough to recall the later years of Glasgow's once amazing tram system with 'caurs' scarred and worn still dominating certain districts and the city's principal commercial centre - it is reassuring to see survivors now carefully t...

August 12, 2019

The name HV Burlingham was forever associated with innovative styling and craftsmanship in UK bus and coachbuilding industry.  Set up by a Norfolk cabinet maker who moved to Blackpool following the end of the First World War - the company he founded...

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