Anyone who has visited Blackpool this year won’t have failed to notice the increasing number of replica blinds being fitted to the heritage trams with Twin Car 675+685 and Open Top Balloon 706 the latest to become recipients of Peter Watts’ handiwork. Peter is now working on more replica blinds for fitting to more of the heritage fleet including a very special set of blinds of a style that hasn’t been seen for many years in Blackpool. To help him in his task of creating more blinds he is looking for anyone who has an original Blackpool tram blind in their collection to contact him.
He has developed a method which allows an electronic copy of the blind to be made in order that the various destinations can be reproduced at a later date and also has the added bonus of allowing the Blackpool Heritage Trust to be able to build a significant database on destination blinds to ensure this is not lost forever. If anyone has an original Blackpool destination blind in their private collection please contact us using the usual channels and we will put you in contact with Peter.