Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham Tramway(s) Company Ltd



Owner Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham Tramway Company
Took over (lease) 11th July 1896 (Blackpool Corporation) - 1 mile of newly built, corporation-owned track from Station Rd Terminus to Squires Gate
Opened 11th July 1896 (gas)
Operator (lessee) British Gas Traction Company Ltd
Taken over October 1898 (Blackpool, St Anne's and Lytham Tramways Company Ltd - a newly registered public company)
Took over End of 1898 (tramcars and lease of the British Gas Traction Company Ltd, which was in severe financial difficulties)
Operator Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham Tramways Company Ltd
Taken over (company) 1901 (Electric Tramways Construction and Maintenance Company Ltd)
First horse service 1900
Last horse service Summer 1901
Last gas service Late 1902
First electric service 30th May 1903
Taken over (track and operation) 28th October 1920 (St Annes Urban District Council)
Length 7.51 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description
Title (‘The Blackpool St Annes & Lytham Tramys Co Ltd’) surrounding three shields: 1) Seagull in flight on a background of waves, beneath a fleur-de-lys, thunderbolt and lion; 2) Arm with sword, prawn, rose and sailing ship; 3) Lighthouse on a rock, with seascape, pier and ship.
Materials known Nickel
Button Line reference [113/9]

Comment
The three shields are - clockwise from the top - the arms of Blackpool, Lytham and St Annes.