Tram Journey 1985: Gynn Square to Bispham


I believe the next photo was taken just south of the position of the present Berkeley Hotel but am not 100% sure. The shapes of the building and windows looks about right to me.

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1985 Tram Journey Image 38 [1]
Berkeley Hotel
Berkeley Hotel by courtesy of Google Street View 2020 [2]

The next photo shows 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' as it was in 1985.

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1985 Tram Journey Image 39 [1]


The next four photos show some of the illuminations ready for the new season and located between Gynn Square and Bispham.

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1985 Tram Journey Image 40 [1]
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1985 Tram Journey Image 41 [1]
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1985 Tram Journey Image 42 [1]
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1985 Tram Journey Image 43 [1]

Tram driver/conductor with an unidentified type of ticket machine.

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1985 Tram Journey Image 44 [1]

The next image shows the Miner's Convalescent Home about which Wikipedia says the following:

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1985 Tram Journey Image 45 [1]


The next image is looking down Redbank Road Bispham. Sainsbury's store is in the centre distance and must have been pretty new in 1985. The modern view is little changed.

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1985 Tram Journey Image 46 [1]
Redbank Road
Redbank Road by courtesy of Google Street View 2020 [2]

This photo shows the Bispham Tram StationThis has also changed very little since 1985 though does look a little more drab.

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1985 Tram Journey Image 47 [1]
Bispham Tram Station
Bispham Tram Station by courtesy of Google Street View 2020 [2]

This is the last in the sequence of photos showing the tram journey from The Sandcastle to Bispham in 1985. You may also be interested in looking at the collection of photos of Blackpool Trams that were in use at the time of the Centenary; you can access these from the menu.