Wednesday 14 March 2012

What a Difference a Day Makes

The 1898 Tramroad shelter at Rossall School yesterday
Rossall School tram shelter at 0925 this morning
Now you see it, now you don't! The 1898 Blackpool & Fleetwood Tramroad shelter at Rossall School was demolished in little over an hour this morning, bringing to an end 114 years of history. The first photograph was taken at 1415 on Tuesday 13th March, less than 24 hours later at 0925 the following morning, little remained of the old Victorian shelter. The bottom photo was taken ten years ago in 2002, and shows Brush car 621 passing the shelter heading for Starr Gate. Hopefully the fate of 621 should be a bit rosier than that of the old brick shelter, as she has been purchased by the Friends of Fleetwood Trams and is currently at Kirkham Prison where it is planned to restore her back to her former glory.
The old Tramroad shelter at Rossall School in happier days on 12th October 2002, with Brush car 621 passing


  1. Seems a shame to knock down such an old shelter!

    By the way Alan i'm loving the new site!


  2. i have to echo that comment brillaint blog Alan!

  3. Thanks for the kind comments, it makes the leg work worth the while :o)