Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 2019 Planner issued

The 2019 tour dates are shown on the table below.  No trips up Talbot Road planned as yet but we’ll wait and see.

Note Totally Models Weekend 22nd/23rd June and Fleetwood Tram Sunday 20th/21st July 2019.

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 2019 Planner (Issued 11/18)
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Blackpool Illuminated Tram Parade 2018

Blackpool illuminated Tram Parade 25th October 2018.  A 6pm start with the illuminated trams lined up just south of Central Pier, a lot more people here than I thought would be.

In front of the trams are the illuminated drummers and other illuminated vehicles and ladies on stilts.  Plus an illuminated dog that was walking on the prom.

 

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Princess Alice, Tram 706 Appeal

Princess Alice, Blackpool Heritage Tram Tour tram 706 appeal

Princess Alice, open top double deck tram 706, is one of the favourite trams in the Blackpool Heritage Tram Fleet.  It has been laid up since 2015 awaiting maintenance and repairs.  There is an  appeal by the Fylde Tramway Society with a target of £10,000 to replace the underframe and another £40,000 for other items.

So far £8,000 has been donated via the Fylde Tramway Society or on the Go Fund Me online donation site.

To donate and find out more please visit Go Fund Me using the link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/039princess-alice039-706-appeal

Bus Driver of the Year Competition 2017

Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd September was the Bus Driver of the Year Competition 2017.  Held along North Shore with the base being at the Hilton Hotel.  On the Sunday driving trials were held starting at the Metropole Hotel and running along the middle promenade and back round along the prom road.

Buses from all over the UK with Dundee and Bournemouth being the furthest seen.  Although Solent might be further.   Stagecoach brought a 67 registered single decker and Solent brought a lady driver.   Overall some smart buses on show including the Blackpool one’s, being a credit to their operators and localities.

On Saturday it was a gorgeous day but on Sunday it rained.  Wasn’t too bad though. Here are some photos:

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Ribble Event at Lytham Hall, August 28th 2017

Monday 28th August, Bank Holiday, The Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust held their Ribble Event and Running Day at Lytham Hall.  Throughout the day there was a regular shuttle service from St Anne’s Pier, Fairhaven Lake and Lytham to the event.  Plenty of people took advantage of this.

There were a number of guest buses and coaches in all about 20 vehicles.  Here are some of our photographs.  It’s intended to add more but these have been used on various other media.

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