Monday, 14 September 2015

Of trams and pubs and bandstands ......... down at Crich Tramway Village

Now yesterday I was at Crich Tramway Village with LCC tram number 1622 which Dad would have used from time to travel from New Cross to Westminster via the Embankment.

Mother once told me of the time they went sight seeing which ended abruptly somewhere along the route when he could no no longer stick the tram journey.

But back to the trams of Matlock.

Strictly speaking it was Andy Robertson who was there, I just picked up on the pictures he sent over and wrote a story, but the images were too good to be left out so here are a few more..

The London tram will always be close to my heart but this one of a Leeds tram will stir the interest of some.

Andy got to ride on three Leeds trams and was drawn to the Red Lion pub which came from Stoke on Trent and was in danger of being demolished but was saved by the museum who rebuilt it and it now does the business of offering up a pint to the thirsty museum visitor.

And what I discovered later is that the old bandstand from Longford Park has also found its way there.

Picture; trams at the Crich Tramway Village, 2015, from the collection of Andy Robertson, 

* Crich Tramway Village,

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