Wednesday, May 08, 2013

ABC Wednesday: Q is for Queen's Promenade

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Queen's Promenade stretches from Blackpool North Shore to Bispham. Dr Neil Clifton's photograph was taken Tuesday, 24 August, 1993 and shows trams near the Cabin. Two 'Balloon' cars are coming southwards, while in the distance, a 'Boat' car is on the northbound track.

At that time the tramlines shared the road with other traffic. Note the position of the bus stops.

My own photograph was taken Monday, 8 April, 2013. The road has been reclaimed and a #12 bus en route to the Pleasure Beach can be seen on the right. The tramlines have been moved to a dedicated track on the left and a new tramstop erected to serve the Cliffs Hotel.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


  1. love trams. They signify history to me.

    PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

  2. Love the older photo and the large trams.

  3. The tram seemed so civilised

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Love a then and now photo, and trams. They both look to be taken on quiet days.