Monday, April 09, 2007

1940s Sunday with trams

Easter Sunday was a beautiful sunny day but with a cold wind in the evening. Six trams (J'burg 60, Leeds 180, Leeds 345, Paisley 68, Blackpool 167, Glasgow 812) were in service with Berlin 3006 making a few trips as well. I have never seen so many people in costume at such an event - my guess is 50% and I wonder what effect this has on the Museum's revenue.
Kath & I had a very pleasant afternoon wandering round the event followed by an excellent fish and chip supper and some locally brewed beer.
Security was not as strict as I would have expected at such a critical time in the war. Not having an Identity Card, I was able to use a Derbyshire OAP bus pass to bluff my way past a military check point!
1. Leeds 180 and J'burg 60 and Malcolm's car.
2. The police finally caught the notorious spiv Charlie Watson who had been selling watches and goodness know what else.
3. Paisley 68 - but look carefully and you will see Winstan Churchill on the right of the picture.
4. Finally J'burg 60 at about 8:30 pm.
For more pictures of the Prime Minister, Mr Churchill and the notorious Charlie Watson you will have to wait until the July issue of The Journal of The Tramway Museum Society. Finally we took 104 digital pictures - the equivalent of nearly 3 36 exposure films which would have been enough for a fortnight's holiday.

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