Thanks to the co-operation of the Friends of Stanley Park and in particular Elaine Smith MBE, the Blackpool Heritage Trust have arranged a display relating to Blackpool trams in the Art Deco visitor centre within Blackpool’s Stanley Park. Two tall display cabinets have been filled with artefacts and information from the archive, which have been prepared for display by our archivist, Alan Greenhalgh. As well as this, ten superb full colour A1 sized panels packed with photographs and information about the heritage tramcar fleet have been designed by Development Trustee James Millington, and these grace the walls of the visitor centre.
Our display is a fantastic way to learn more about the history of the Blackpool tramway and the heritage fleet of trams that have been retained in Blackpool for the enjoyment and education of all. This will not be a permanent feature at Stanley Park, as the display space is made available to other worthy organisations at different times of the year, so if you would like to pay a visit and learn a little more about Blackpool’s heritage trams, don’t delay your visit for too long! Due to its popularity the display, which has run throughout spring, has been extended until the 7th June.
Stanley Park visitors centre is currently open at weekends between 1100 and 1500, but the days of opening are shortly to be increased to Wednesday to Sunday as the main summer season gets underway.
We would also like to thank the volunteers who man the visitor centre during opening hours for their enthusiasm towards the activities of our Trust, and for promoting our activities to their visitors.