Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

In Pictures: A busy day in the Crich workshop

The past week has been a good one for fans of large open top trams around the UK. Fresh from the return to service of Blackpool 31 at Beamish Museum, and the announcement of Blackpool’s own ‘Princess Alice’ 706 being … Continue reading

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Crich spend Lottery money on paint, a door and more

As announced recently, Crich Tramway Village have received an £84,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable a project dubbed ‘Exploring the historic landscape of Crich Tramway Village’ to go ahead. The first phase of work is now underway … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have double the helping of Photo Galleries for you this week with photos from two areas of the Midlands:

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Picture in Time: Sunderland 100

We go black and white again for this instalment of Picture in Time although they are fairly modern images showing Sunderland 100 on one of its first test runs and also later when it received an advertising livery.

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In Pictures: Brush 630 returns to service at Crich

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 has returned to service at Crich – just a few days after it had returned from its winter break in Blackpool. 630 was rostered for service on Sunday 27th May during the Beside the Seaside event, … Continue reading

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Halle 902 moves to Blackpool

On Tuesday 22nd May, Halle 902 made the journey by road from Crich Tramway Village to Blackpool. As reported previously, the tram is to be stored at the Rigby Road depot as part of an arrangement with its owners, who … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Classic Transport Gathering at Crich

Sunday 20th May was another chance to see the trams of Crich running alongside visiting cars as part of the Classic Transport Gathering. A creditable five trams were provided for service on the day and there was also the added … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Halle 902 prepares to leave Crich

Halle 902 has recently been shunted a few times at Crich, ahead of its big move to Blackpool which is expected imminently. As previously announced the tram will be stored at Rigby Road for at least two years to ease … Continue reading

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More funding for Crich for new permanent exhibition

Michael Holroyd Smith is to be recognised at the Crich Tramway Village with a new permanent exhibition set to open following the awarding of a £74,500 grant from the AIM Biffa Award.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Pantograph 167

A familiar sight for some time at Crich has been Blackpool Pantograph 167 which is still part of the operational fleet today. But in today’s Picture in Time shot we see it running back in 1989.

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Lottery support for Crich to explore the historic landscape of the site

A new project known as “Exploring the Historic Landscape of Crich Tramway Village” has been awarded a £84,000 National Lottery grant as the museum continues to find new ways of bringing visitors through the doors which can only be a … Continue reading

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Leeds 180 back in service

Following a fairly short absence, Leeds 180 is now back in the operational fleet at Crich Tramway Village having received some essential workshop attention over the past winter. With the work now completed and a period of test running proving … Continue reading

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New sculptures unveiled at Crich

Over the weekend of 28th and 29th April five new contemporary sculptures were unveiled at the Crich Tramway Village. Created by artistic duo Musson+Retallick the sculptures – to be known as Conversations and Memories – are a permanent installation and … Continue reading

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In Preview: Beer and Bands at Crich – 6th and 7th May

The next big event at the Crich Tramway Village will be Beer and Bands on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May and hopefully this time the weather will play a lot fairer following the cancellation of half of the Easter … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

From archive photos of Crich last week to images taken in April at the same location for this week’s update:

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More events confirmed in Blackpool

As if enhanced ‘Gold’ operating weekends nearly every month from Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours weren’t enough to keep fans of the classic Blackpool tram fleet happy, details have just been announced of two additional events happening in the next few … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We head into the archives for this week’s photos:

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Halle 902 to move to Blackpool!

In one of the more bizarre news stories of the recent past, it has been announced that Halle 902 is set to move from Crich Tramway Village to Blackpool, for storage and occasional display at Rigby Road. The move is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: LCC 1 restoration progresses

The ongoing reconstruction of London County Council 1 – more popularly known as ‘Bluebird’ – in the Crich workshops remains ongoing. In recent weeks and months, significant progress has been and the car is now looking much more like a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Crich’s WWII Home Front event

As we have reported over the past few days the first major special event of 2018 took place at Crich on Sunday 1st April with the World War II Home Front themed event. Despite the cold weather – and at … Continue reading

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