Next Sunday sees the return of the annual Fleetwood Tram Sunday event and this year it is planned that there will be a display of trams at Pharos Street, kindly provided by Blackpool Transport, to add to the excitement for tram enthusiasts. In addition the weekend will see the launch of Volume 2 of A Tribute to Rigby Road Works and the chance for people to find out more about the plans of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust.
The day before Tram Sunday on Saturday 14th July will see a Depot and Sub Station opening at Copse Road between 1400 and 1530. Entry will be marked by banners posted outside the Depot north side door. For a £4 donation (which will go towards the Trust’s aims in the town) you can again access to the building to find out what the Trust have planned for the depot and this includes a briefing at 1500 inside the substation. Please note there will be no public parking in the depot site and anyone driving should park their vehicles on Copse Road but Stanley Road tramstop is directly opposite the depot which makes access incredibly easy.
Then on Sunday 15th July there will be trams displayed on Pharos Street as part of Tram Sunday and this is where the Trust will be concentrating their activities. Volume Two of Tribute to Rigby Road Works (1954-1985) will be launched on board one of the trams from 1200 and the author, John Woodman, will be speaking to interested enthusiasts on developments planned for Fleetwood and the creation of Curatorial Teams for the Trust’s tram collection, depot renovation, electric substation exhibit and artifacts display which will be established early in 2013. Two briefings will be held inside one of the trams during the afternoon with times marked on banners posted by the tram display. Anyone attending these briefings is asked to donate £2, which go towards the Trust’s objectives in the Town.