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Time to sit for a couple of hours in a darkened room, folks! Blackpool 707 was built in 1934 as 244. She was originally an opentopper but was fully enclosed to meet wartime requirements.
Renumbered in 1968, along with the rest of the fleet, she became Blackpool's first overall advertising tram in 1975, when she was painted to resemble a tube of 'Smarties' on wheels. Actually, she's an advert for EMPIRE POOLS. I have another view of her, alongside the Brush car advertising the ZOO, if anyone feels brave.
She's in the doorway of the depot in May 1975. Before the universal application of pantographs, trams were driven forwards into the depot and reversed out, with the consequent changing of ends for the trolley pole, making this a nearside rear view. Offside front is no better, I can assure you.
Photo taken by Pete Davies, Tuesday 20 May 1975, Depot, Blackpool
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