• John Woodman

Rigby Road Publishing - Update


This new title will be published in July. Over 112 pages plus covers Softback A4 Portrait format. A run through of the centre entrance double deck trams for which Blackpool became most famous. With unusual views and background on this elusive breed from Manhattan to Bombay and Valparaiso to the UK. Advance orders can be accepted on our online Shop page from June 1st £22.00 post free from Tramtalk Shop - up to publication in July.

The 2019 Calendar can be ordered online from next week price £8.90 plus £1.00 post and packing. The Theme is the ever more elusive English Electric Rail Coach of the 1930s.


Rigby Road Publishing's next two titles will follow on with the special Blackpool bus album 'From Tilling-Stevens to Alexander Dennis 1921 - 2019' planned for Christmas 2018 : and continuance of the story of decades of Blackpool's transport history - this time covering the years from 1910 to 1919 (three tramway operators) planned now for 1st Quarter 2019. This series will be extended to cover the 1920s, the 1960s and 1970s in sequence : with publication timeframes being posted on this website. Volume Five - Tribute to Road Works 2009 - 2019 will also be published during the course of 2019 - finally I hear you say.

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Collectors of our titles focussing (for the most part) on Blackpool and the Fylde coast's transport history are reminded that previous titles in the decade series 1930s (Municipal Transport in Transition), 1940s (Municipal Transport in War and Austerity), 1950s (Municipal Transport Heyday) are still available from our online shop - although the Heyday title is now down to the last few copies. The 1910 - 1919 era will be covered next (early 2019). And for those wanting more travel along Blackpool's Memory Lane -

the story of Marton's trams remains ever popular in a second expanded 2018 edition.


Evocative profile of a Marton Vambac passing by the famous 'Saddle Inn' as as setting sun casts shadows on Whitegate Drive in 1961. Image Copyright Colin MacLeod.



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