Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

Blackpool Brush 298 new underframe to be constructed in Wales

Earlier this year it was confirmed that the full go-ahead had been given for the restoration of Blackpool Brush Car 298 at the Crich Tramway Village and now as the project comes close to a physical start it had been … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Crich Tramway Village – London Event 2015

In this edition of “Trams in Video” we are heading to the Crich Tramway Village once more to take a look at some footage from June 2015. Filmed during the London Event on 13th and 14th June of that year … Continue reading

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Lockdown returns to England – heritage trams suspended again

It was announced late on Saturday 31st October that England will once again be going into a national lockdown in an attempt to supress the spread of the Coronavirus. This means that as from Thursday 5th November – and until … Continue reading

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Crich to open longer hours as season comes to an end

The last main week of the season at Crich in any normal year is one of the highlights of the year with the popular Starlight event taking place complete with special lighting effects and trams running after dark. Now, 2020 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield Roberts Cars on display to commemorate anniversary

8th October 2020 was the 60th anniversary of the closure of Sheffield Corporation Tramways and although there are currently no original Sheffield trams running in service across the UK the two surviving Roberts Cars were both on display at their … Continue reading

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Sheffield Corporation Tramways 60 Years On – the Preserved Trams

On 8th October 1960 the last trams on the first generation Sheffield Corporation Tramways ran bringing to an end 87 years of tramway operation in the city. With the first horse trams having run on 7th October 1873 this was … Continue reading

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Crich to celebrate 60th anniversary of the last Sheffield Corporation Tram

On 8th October 1960 the last trams ran in Sheffield – or at least it was thought they did, until Supertram came along! – and now some 60 years later Crich Tramway Village will be marking the occasion with the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crich with its Covid restrictions

The Crich Tramway Village has been open again since Saturday 11th July with the expected Coronavirus restrictions in place to ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff alike in these unprecedented times. As we’ve reported before this has included … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Berlin 3006

This week we move forward a bit in time at the Crich Tramway Village, around about a month since last week’s image, and we feature Berlin 3006.

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Trams in Video: Crich Tramway Village – Starlight Spectacular 29th October 2016

Today’s video takes us back to the Crich Tramway Village with some footage filmed at the Starlight Spectacular event on 29th October 2016. An intensive service was running on the line throughout the day, including after dark running until 2000 … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush Car 298 restoration moves forward

Work may not have resumed yet on the restoration of Blackpool Brush Car 298 at Crich but another major and significant milestone has been reached in the project with confirmation that the Tramcar Sponsorship Organisation and the Tramway Museum Society … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 74 & Southampton 45

Its back to Crich again for this edition of “Picture in Time” as we have one further image during the temporary working arrangements on 25th May 2011.

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Southampton 45

We make a second visit to Crich on 25th May 2011 for this edition of “Picture in Time” and this time we feature the tram which started it all – Southampton 45.

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Crich get over £300,000 in funding

One of the big themes of the pandemic has been the need for various tramways to find a new funding stream whilst they were unable to open and then open under restrictions. Whilst there have been fundraising campaigns to the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 74

For the next few weeks our Traditional Tram edition of “Picture in Time” will be heading back a few short years to 2011 for some images taken at the Crich Tramway Village. We start off with Sheffield 74.

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Bradford cabmen’s shelter heads away for restoration

The Bradford cabmen’s shelter which has been a long-term fixture at the Crich Tramway Village’s Wakebridge stop has been removed from its usual home and transported to Bristol for a start to be made on its restoration back to (as … Continue reading

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Trams &: Cheltenham 21 & bus

It may be the last “Trams &” for now but we hope you agree we have almost saved the best until last as it’s a trip into the archives in the pretty unlikely location of Cheltenham.

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Trams &: London Transport 1622 & buses

It’s a wet special event day at Crich for our latest look at a tram alongside other forms of transport.

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LEGO trams based on Crich collection added to LEGO Ideas website

If like your writer you are amazed and what people can create with a little bit of LEGO then you will be interested in this next story as a supporter of the Crich Tramway Village has recently created four incredibly … Continue reading

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