'Princess Alice' 706 Appeal

The Fylde Tramway Society is fundraising to enable the restoration of Blackpool's iconic open-top Balloon tramcar 706 'Princess Alice'. Our aim is to return 706 to it's 1985 condition in time for the Society's 50th Anniversary in 2021, with tasteful adverts on the sides of the car. 706 has not operated since 2015 and requires a replacement underframe which is expected to cost approximately £10,000.  The tram will also require major body work repairs, re-panelling and a full repaint; early estimates indicate that this work will cost around £50,000-possibly more.  Please help us restore this unique vehicle!


Anyone who donates £100 or more to the 'Princess Alice' 706 FTS Restoration Appeal will receive some perks, as a thank-you for their generosity in supporting the project.  Please make yourself known to the Fylde Tramway Society if you donate £100 or more.  Also, provide a screen shot or some other form of proof of your generous donation!  To contact us, you can do so via our Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/officialfyldetramwaysociety/
Or our website - http://www.freewebs.com/fyldetramwaysociety-blackpool/contactus.htm


* 'Thank You' certificate acknowledging your donation

* 'The 706 story' souvenir booklet

* Large photo print of 'Princess Alice' 706 by Gary Mitchell

* Complimentary tour of Rigby Road depot workshops to inspect progress on the overhaul of car 706.

Gold supporters of 706 will also be given advance notice of plans for the re-launch of the tram, following it's overhaul.

***Please note that certificates, booklets and photos will be available before the end of 2018.  Workshop tours will be provided by Blackpool Transport & Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours on dates to be confirmed supports will be notified of these dates as soon as possible***


You can donate to this worthy cause by sending a cheque made payable to 'Fylde Tramway Society', to: Fylde Tramway Society, PO Box 1264, Blackpool, FY1 9EG, please clearly label tour letter as being a donation for the 706 fund.


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Rob Bray 
Lytham Saint Annes, North West England, United Kingdom
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