VIDEO: It’s simply tram-tastic

Around 70,000 people celebrated the best Tram Sunday in history, organisers say.

Visitors flocked to the seaside town, where up to 200 vehicles, from motorbikes to trucks and vintage trams, were on display throughout the day.

"Tram Sunday" at Fleetwood.

"Tram Sunday" at Fleetwood.

Peter Brown, secretary of the Tram Sunday Committee, said: “The whole day has been absolutely brilliant.

“We have had at least as many visitors as last year, if not more.

“This was definitely one of the best Tram Sundays we have had, if not the best.

“There was a real carnival atmosphere.”

"Tram Sunday" at Fleetwood.

"Tram Sunday" at Fleetwood.

The day kicked off with a procession from Ash Street to the North Euston Hotel on The Esplanade, where there was a civic lunch.

An open top vintage tram was put on between Ash Street and Cleveleys for the day.

Mr Brown added: “We have had a lot of support from Blackpool Transport.

“The open top heritage service was very well patronised.”

PC Ian Lester (Rossall Ward Community Beat Manager) with, from left, Coun Terry Rogers , Coun Rita Hewitt, Linda Holme and Win Redhead.

PC Ian Lester (Rossall Ward Community Beat Manager) with, from left, Coun Terry Rogers , Coun Rita Hewitt, Linda Holme and Win Redhead.

Old fashioned fun for estate

Around 1,000 people turned out to celebrate their community during a special fun day.

Saturday was all about celebrating West View estate in Fleetwood for residents, who enjoyed face painting, family games and a free raffle, thanks to funding from Regenda housing association, the police and the Royal British Legion.

Regenda neighbourhood officer Win Redhead helped organise the event.

She said: “The whole day was fantastic, really just absolutely lovely.

“We just wanted to do something in the community to bring everyone together, and we had this free day for all the families to come along and spend time with their children.

“What was really nice was that everybody came, and they stayed for the afternoon.”

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