Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Pictures from a time after Christmas 2015 .......... part 1 on an empty tram to town

Now usually the tram from Didsbury to town would be crowded with all the seats full and only standing room from Lapwing Lane onwards.

But today of course is different because we are in that funny time between Christmas and New Year when more and more people have the full week off.

It is something I have already reflected on today elsewhere but an an empty tram is worth commenting on especially as it passed through Chorlton.*

Once and not to long ago the day after Boxing Day would be a pretty normal event and only teachers and children and those who had earned the time off would be staying in bed or watching the procession of office and shop workers heading for the bus.

And in the same way before its closure Chorlton Railway Station would have seen its fair share of commuters bound for Central Station and a shedload of offices and shops across the city.

So I like the idea that as Sally's almost empty tram passed through Chorlton she thoughtfully recorded the empty platform.

I of course was at home with a coffee and the first emails of the day.

Not that I make any value judgement just the observation that today my friend Sally has had the tram to herself.

Pictures; on the 7.40 tram from Didsbury, courtesy of Sally Dervan

*Of a time between Christmas and New Year .............. Lausanne Road 1958, http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/of-time-between-christmas-and-new-year.html

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