JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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Electric Buses - Part One

September 22, 2020

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August 27, 2020

By way of advance notification we wish to advise that sales of our two titles - 'Municipal Transport Rationalisation' covering the 1960s and 'Municipal Transport Heyday' dealing with the 1950s are now limited to a small number of copies still in stoc...

August 26, 2020

This small town of around 100,000 souls in the heartland of the mid-west is not usually in the international media headlines.  But the senseless shooting of a black man  by several uniformed police firing into his back as he got into his car with thr...

August 24, 2020

There is a small corner of the Squires Gate Airport complex assigned to recapturing an important segment of the Fylde coast's history - its intimate role in British aviation history.  Whilst the much larger ongoing development in avionics is understa...

August 18, 2020

Constantinople and its Ottoman overlordship Istanbul has been a leading destination for tourists for centuries.   The current government's announcement that the world famous Hagia Sofia iconic structure synonymous with Istanbul is to revert to becomi...

August 17, 2020

One of the lighter moments during the war years involvied Blackpool's Corporation Transport Department and the Royal Air Force.  In 1942 a national appeal for public contributions aimed at raising funds for new Spitfires saw towns up and down the cou...

August 16, 2020

But not in Blackpool.   In 1931 Leeds City Transport was seeking a Manager to replace Robert Horsfield (who had given his name to the large fleet of two axle all enclosed trams delivered during the previous decade).   An extensive number of applicati...

August 15, 2020

Commemorative ceremonies and services of remembrance are taking place all over the UK as well as many other nations who made a blood sacrifice in fighting the forces of the Empire of Japan from 1941 to 1945.   The UK was foremost among these.  Blackp...

August 14, 2020

While Freeport Fleetwood (now rebranded as 'Affinity') has expressed interest in the display of one (or more) of the FHLT's trams stored in proximity at Wyre Dock - the Covid 19 Lockdown has got in the way of progressing this interest so far.   It is...

August 13, 2020

While Blackpool's Council considered and then rejected proposals in the design for the new ''Stanley Park' in 1925 for an extension off the Marton tramway to the Main Gate entrance of the park development - thousands of miles away to the west another...

August 12, 2020

Who could have thought that the origins of the Jaguar Motors brand were founded in Cocker Street, Blackpool as Swallow Sidecar ?   The resort alongside its neighboring communities on the Fylde coastline are a rich trove of transport heritage embracin...

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