Sunday 14 April 2024

Elmer the Tram Elephant

Elmer Tram basking in the sunshine at North Pier on Sunday 14th April
In conjunction with Brian House Children's Hospice, a series of colourful elephant sculpures have been positioned around the town centre and promenade, collectively called Elmer’s Big Parade Blackpool. The sculptures are inspired by the character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant from the children's books writted by David McKee. Of particular interest to tramway enthusiasts will be the elephant that has been placed outside North Pier, called "Elmer Tram" sponsored by Blackpool Transport. Elmer Tram is painted in green and cream, reminiscent of a 1930s Balloon car such as heritage tram 717. The elephant sculptures will remain on display from 13th April until 9th June.

Elmer Tram on a quiet Sunday morning on 14th April
A rear three-quarter view of Elmer Tram at North Pier
The description board on the Elmer Tram sculpture
The inspiration for Elmer Tram seen on South Promenade in February 2018

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