St Anne's-on-the-Sea Council Tramways / Lytham St Annes Borough Tramways

Owner St-Annes-on-the-Sea Urban District Council
Took over 1st November 1920 (Blackpool, St Anne's and Lytham Tramway Co Ltd [electric])
Operator St-Annes-on-the-Sea Urban District Council
Owners' name changed 1st November 1922 to Lytham St Annes Urban District Council (following the merger of St-Annes-on-the-Sea and Lytham UDCs
Dept name changed April 1930 (to Lytham St Annes Corporation Transport)
Closed 28th April 1937
Length 6.26 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description (Pattern 1) Title (‘LYTHAM ST ANNES BOROUGH TRAMWAYS’) within a border, surrounding the municipal arms (a shield with a ship, lions and a cross
Materials known Nickel
Button Line reference [113/45]

Button description (Pattern 2) Title (‘LYTHAM ST ANNES CORPORATION TRANSPORT’) within a border, surrounding the municipal arms (a shield with a ship, lions and a cross)
Materials known Nickel; chrome
Button Line reference [None]

Comment Although a St-Annes-on-the-Sea Council Tramways cap badge has survived (see link), which is probably a sample made for consideration by a badge manufacturer, there is good reason to believe that they were neither ordered nor issued. Marked St Annes-on-the-Sea Council Tramways buttons therefore almost certainly never existed, the council having been in merger talks with Lytham UDC since 1920, and correctly anticipating that a name change would soon be required.

In later years (from May 1930 onwards), the tramway was branded as Lytham St Annes Corporation Transport; it is therefore highly likely that new uniform issues after 1930 would have borne 'Lytham St Annes Corporation Transport' insignia and buttons.