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

August 8, 2020

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December 31, 2019

Few regrets will be shed at the passing of 2019 and turning the page to a new decade.  

Quite apart from the demoralising antics of the House of Commons and retreading the Tory Party tyres with new and more robust management, the country at...

December 30, 2019

In this century the sight of Blackpool's 1930s double deck trams is confined to the handful of preserved examples able to operate on heritage and special tour service along the the Promenade.  For those of us with long memories it was a far more enga...

The Trust has spent nearly eight years placing proposals for regeneration of Fleetwood's Wyre Dock to its current owners, Associated British Ports.   Foremost in the proposals has been initiatives aimed at creating a rail connection into Fleetwood's...

December 27, 2019

The headlines post December 12th show a change of emphasis towards the northern tier of England by the new Government.  Given the importance of parliamentary seats formerly in the vicelike grip of the Labour Party and now freshly adorned with new fac...

December 16, 2019

The changing face of Abingdon Street - as new bus stances are positioned from Clifton Street junction (where the white van is on the corner) up to close to Talbot Road.   The GPO imposing frontage continues to dominate this part of Blackpool (thankfu...

December 13, 2019

The annual calendar has proved to be a sustained success so much so that we have run out of copies of the 2020 edition which became available in May this year.   Regretfully we can accept no more orders through the Shop Page.

We are planning for...

December 12, 2019

Blackpool is unique in operating both a tram and bus network.   It is one of the few remaining local authorities in Britain to retain ownership of its public transport system.  This is thanks to the determination of successive Councils to hold on to...

December 10, 2019

As the country thankfully edges close to the national election this week when finally some sort of ending emerges from three years of thankless political and parliamentary mind-games over the 2016 EU referendum result - we are being treated to endles...

December 9, 2019

The Fylde is alive with rail expansion initiatives.   In addition to the sustained efforts of Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust aiming at creating a permanent themed visitor attraction within the planned waterfront redevelopment of Associated British...

December 4, 2019

As we near the General Election on December 12, all of us intending to vote need to step back just a little from the incessant blitz of social media hustle now going on to tablets, phones and laptops - intending to influence our thinking in favour of...

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