Step forward to be a marshall

Fleetwood Tram Sunday - Malcolm Catterall with his PT Cruiser
Fleetwood Tram Sunday - Malcolm Catterall with his PT Cruiser

A call is out for volunteers to be marshalls and stewards at this year’s 30th Fleetwood Festival of Transport.

Locally known as Tram Sunday, the event takes place on July 19.

With an estimated crowd of 70,000 pouring into Fleetwood for the one-day show, marshalls and stewards are desperately needed to ensure the smooth running of proceedings.

Chairman Robert Brown said: “We need 40 or 50 volunteers on the day, just to help make sure everything goes well. The event is split into four zones and there is a team leader who oversees their particular area.

“Marshalls help set the event up, early in the day, make sure everything is in the right position and place.

“They help with the 
parade along Lord Street alongside stewards who deal with crowd control.

“We are hoping to get some help from the prison service, too, and from Blackpool and Fylde College.

“Fleetwood Town FC has also agreed to loan us their walkie talkies for the day, which we are grateful for.”

Last year’s event was one of the biggest in recent times.

An added element which went down a storm last year was street entertainment from LeftCoast.

The committee says the arts group will be back this year with more and a meeting with LeftCoast is planned for next week. A display by the RAF is also on the cards.

Tram Sunday is the biggest transport festival in the North West with 200 exhibits.

Anyone interested in marshalling should email sasha.johnson@nctg.co.uk