Welcome to Crich Tramway Village News, where you'll find all the latest news and information from the National Tramway Museum.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

George Stephenson Workshop & Discovery Centre - Grand Opening

Come along and join us to celebrate the grand opening of our brand new Discovery & Learning Centre on Tuesday 26th July.

Find out more here.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Glass Walkway

The glass is now in the process of being fitted between the Workshop Viewing Gallery and the George Stephenson Workshop.

Inside the Discovery Centre

Shots of the exhibition contractors fitting out the Exhibition area

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Photographic Group Visit

Here are a selection of photos taken recently by a group of visitors from the Workers Educational Association - Crich Branch.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Current Form

From our postcard collection, Scarborough's Electric Tramways versus Electric Supply Department charity football match.

Date and result unknown.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Henry's Day

On Sunday 7 August 1955, Henry Priestley participated in the Light Railway Transport League's (LRTL)
tramcar tour of Glasgow.

Henry is seen standing on the right.

He chose this unusual position to photograph the group's tramcar.

This was the resulting picture.

Another of Henry's pictures that day.

Henry, a Tramway Museum Society member, died in 2008, aged 97.

The Museum's archive contains a large number of Henry's negatives.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Electric Cars At Last

A postcard from the Museum's collection, showing the introduction of electric tramcars in Lincoln, previously a horse tram city.

Postmarked Lincoln 4 December 1905 and sent to a Cambridge address.

"You see we have got electric cars at last and they run very well. They get overcrowded sometimes and stop to rest a bit. You will have to come and see them."

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Middle Of The Road

Passengers boarding a Glasgow tram.

A picture from the Museum's recent JJW Richards bequest.