Now, here’s the thing. We are all under restrictions as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and even if we were able to get out and about all heritage tramways are currently closed and are likely to remain so for some considerable time. It’s a Bank Holiday weekend and usually many of us would be enjoying the sunshine – which, of course, is shining this weekend when we can’t go anywhere! – and trams so what to do? Have a tram event virtually – that’s what!
For those of you on Facebook, a new group has been set-up “Virtual Tram Events” where you can enjoy tram photos from a “virtual” special event weekend in Blackpool. First taking place over the Easter weekend it proved popular enough to come back for this VE Day weekend, with a varied selection of trams “in service” this weekend – including many trams no longer serviceable or in some cases even in Blackpool any more. You can join “Virtual Tram Events” by following this link to Facebook (free membership required).
British Trams Online will also be getting in the act for the remainder of the weekend as over Saturday and Sunday we will be having coverage on Facebook. Following out usual “Live from…” format “Not Live from…” will feature photos from a previous May Day Bank Holiday weekend as they happened at a location to be revealed tomorrow (Saturday 9th May). You can view those on our Facebook page.
We may not be able to go anywhere but there are still plenty of ways we can enjoy trams from the comfort of our own homes!