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Starlight Specials at Crich Tramway Museum

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 January 2015

The vast tram depot filled with trams for the Starlight Special

The vast tram depot filled with trams for the Starlight Special

Robert Falconer

For nine days at the end of October last year Crich Tramway Museum was transformed into a magical, spooky place for a series of Starlight Specials

Various strange creatures could be seen around the site and a number of trams ran throughout the day, including open-top trams making the most of the unexpectedly mild weather. But it was once night fell that the event really came to life. Vintage open-top Blackpool trams were decorated with lights and many of the buildings and trees illuminated with different coloured lights – cleverly arranged by students from Derby University.

Other attractions included vintage vehicles, birds of prey, dancers and a Dr Who lookalike, as well as a Dalek and a Cyberman.

A fitting end to the 2014 season at Crich Tramway Museum, 50 years after the society was formed, now it’s full steam ahead for 2015 with a re-opening planned for 28th March.

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