The FHLT have been very fortunate in gaining the interest and support of several Fylde coast companies. A list of the businesses helping in practical ways with the Blackpool Football Club tram display is posted on both sides of 641 on the Promenade.
One of the companies which has stood by our efforts from inception is Builders Supplies (West Coast) Ltd. Managing Director was responsible for the final sponsor advertising on Balloon Car 249 (712) before it was donated to the National Tram Museum at Crich where it is in the Exhibition Hall exemplifying the 1930's styling. (Above image is of a retained sponsor promotion inside 249 at Crich)
Builders Supplies (West Coast) Ltd. have assisted in sponsorship of one of the Trust's tram acquisitions for Fleetwood and instrumental in securing the unique set of power distribution and control panels from the old Copse Road Depot sub- station. This equipment will eventually form part of an electrical power display in the intended tram museum project for Fleetwood which the Trust is pursuing. The electrical control panels governing the sections from Thornton Gate to Fleetwood Ferry (dating from the time of Blackpool Corporation's acquisition of the former Tramroad Company in 1919) are presently in secure storage at one of the Builders Supplies sites on the Fylde coast.
We have benefitted from ongoing support and generous contribution of paint and materials in the repainting of both Brush Car 290 and Centenary Car 641 in 2015.
Thank you Builders Supplies - both Management and Staff in Fleetwood
Trustees of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust December 21, 2015