Cleveleys Bus

Free Transport for Football fans

Saturday 6th February 1965 Unlike today where we can shop online or over the phone without having to get out of our chair or failing that jump into our cars and pop down to the supermarket no matter what time of day, in 1965 things were very different with the bus still being one of…

BAC TSR-2 at Duxford

Save TSR 2

Thursday 4th February 1965 The TSR 2 was a new prototype of the British Aircraft Corporation. A jet, whose role was to be a tactical strike/reconnaissance aircraft, but was under threat, due mainly to government budget restraints being imposed, this was of major concern to the 12,500 workers at the Preston division of the company…

Train moving out of Central Station

MP’s in Big Rail Debate

Saturday 3rd February 1955 After yesterday’s announcement of the Government’s Road Policy and the hugely controversial local Council warning of a possible 5 year demolition plan for Blackpool’s Central Station, which was eventually demolished in 1964 to make way for the motor car. MP’s debated a Government motion led by Mr R. A. Butler, who…

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Germans to use Gas!

Friday 2nd February 1945 It was reported on this day by the French News Agency based in Ankara that the Germans planned to use poison gas bombs and shells on the eastern front to help them obtain a quick negotiated peace. It goes on to say that the Germans were well aware that the allies…

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What did Blackpool do in the war?

Thursday 1st February 1945 Amongst many other things one of the lesser known tasks the town performed was entertaining the foreign allied troops such as the U.S. & Canadian Navies. Since D-Day and before there had been many U.S. and Canadian Army troops stationed in England but Blackpool saw more of these countries Navy personnel…