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\ LYR - Card Table

Edwardian fold-over card table sponsored by the descendants of Blackpool L&Y driver Richard Hornby

 

Club Car - Final Push

Building on the generosity of donations for replacement chairs, funding was very successful for the ‘final push’ on the restoration. Further donations are still welcome, primarily to overcome any last minute operational problems found and publicity associated with the return to service in good time to celebrate its 2012 centenary in style.

All these activities are included in our ‘final push’, see
Donation Form. 



LYR - Carpet and Blinds

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Status:  In storage.

Comments:  Two artefacts have surfaced from original L&Y days - a carpet and blind.  The carpet we think is from a first class compartment of a corridor coach as it's 6ft 9in long and 2ft 9in wide.  How the crest has survived we cannot imagine!  The carpet approximate age is late 19th - early 20th century.  The blind is fascinating as it is wholly reversible - one side has the pattern as brown on gold whilst the other is gold on brown, plus the central motif shows LYR whichever way up it is held.  The blind doesn't fit 47 but may 279. 

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Club Car - Chairs

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Status:  Now fitted in the Club Car 47

Comments:  A chair frame manufacturer and upholsterer completed a single replacement chair in 2007 as shown alongside as a pattern for the total of 40 replacements - the upholstery is real leather! 

Funding:  Funding started in 2008 and was expected to take up to two years to pay for the 40 chairs, however it was complete within a few months.  Very many thanks to all who have contributed to this magnificent achievement.  Further donations are still welcome, primarily to overcome any last minute operational problems found and publicity associated with the return to service in good time to celebrate its 2012 centenary in style.

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