The following photos were sent by David Stafford.
I'm not sure whether a couple of these have already featured in the past but, if so, it's a pleasure to show them again :)
Tram Depot - Lewis Street
Inside the Tram Depot.
Gee Cross Tram outside Depot
Lewis Street Depot
Unidentified spot, possibly next to Gerrards, Gee Cross
Trams at Hyde Market
Two Trams next to Hyde Market Square
Many Thanks, David.
Information from Maloney
"Tramcars never ran further along Mottram Road than the tram shed. It was
in 1897 that the first tram tracks were laid between Oldham and Gee
Cross by the "British Electrical Pioneer Company," the electrical tram
car was the latest fad of the times. In 1896, the company obtained a
provisional act for the construction of an electrical tram system from
Oldham through Ashton, Audenshaw, Denton and Hyde and Gee Cross.
Construction on the tramway commenced in 1897 and was completed in 1899.
After the laying of the tracks was completed to Gee Cross, the regular
service began on Monday June 12th 1899. Electrical tram cars, as they
were called, were a convenient way for people to travel between Oldham
and Gee Cross, as they made frequent stops at popular places along the
route. There were sixteen tramcars and they commenced running at noon
each day. The car ran the whole length from Oldham to Gee Cross. The
electrical tramcar service from Hyde to Stockport commenced on January
1st, 1903. Before the electrical tramcar service the route from Hyde to
Ashton was different. The section of the road from the Hollow Brow
(Newton Street) past Cartwright and Rattray's (Waterlows) had not been
constructed. So the horse drawn buses went up past Flowery Field Church
and down Throstle Bank Street before turning on Dukinfield Road".