Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Hyde (and Stalybridge, Mossley & Dukinfield) Tramways

A couple more cuttings from the All Our Yesterdays edition of The Reporter, this time about the early trams seen in Hyde. The captions underneath the pictures tell you all about them. I like the natty appearance of the driver of the tram in the first picture, contrasting with the somewhat less sartorial appearance of the man lounging at the back of the tram!

By coincidence as I was contemplating posting these cuttings I called into Hyde library and amongst the local booklets and brochures they have for sale there I saw a brochure about the setting-up of the SHM&D Tramway network. I'd not seen it before although it was evidently first published in 2002 as the inside front cover bears the following dedication:

Stalybridge Historical Society dedicate
this book to their late secretary, Mr Colin Stringer,
who died on the sixteenth of September 2002
in his sixtieth year.

It looks like an interesting read with maps and drawings and photos showing details of the tramway system and below are scans of the front and back covers of the brochure.


Honest Abe said...

Enjoyed your post, Tom. Patty and I were eating supper and there has just been a program on television showing the English countryside all green and growing abundantly. The wind was blowing as I imagine it does there and the canal gate seemed huge and it looked as if some of the bolts had been painted with a rusty red primer paint. I thought about you and wondered how you guys are.

Mo said...

That's a great picture of the tram near the Clarkes Arms,Dave !