Pictures from the past

February 15, 2017

 The days when hand painting of sponsored trams faded very quickly with the onset of vinyl coatings - making the application of all over designs far easier.   One Brush car (in private ownership) and stored with the Trust's trams at Wyre Dock uniquely retains a classic example of handpainted advertising carried out at Rigby Road for what was then Council-Owned Blackpool Zoo. 

 Now very much the worse for wear but deserving of preservation as an art form in its own right from a previous era of advertising.   



 A great day out carried by Brush Car 637 - with a mix of paintwork and early vinyl add-on - probably do well in the hands of Tate Modern alongside some of the more elemental displays which attract oohs and aahs from art world cogniscenti.  All Images  John Woodman


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Working to conserve for display, trams and artefacts of the longstanding coastal tramway serving Blackpool, Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood.


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