In Pictures: Chesterfield 7 – The Recruiting Tram

On Saturday 18th April Chesterfield 7 was officially launched as the Recruitment Tram at the Crich Tramway Village. As previously shown on British Trams Online 7 has been specially decorated as a First World War One recruitment tram – an important aspect of tram history showing just how tramcars have been used for other purposes and not just as a form of transport.

The tram was officially launched into service by Col David Sneath of the Mercian Regiment and on the same day the new exhibition – Tramway Tommies and Clippie Girls was opened by Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Amber Valley Cllr John Walker and Angela Walker.

7 is now due to operate at Crich every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until the end of September subject to availability although at certain special events it will not be in service.

Chesterfield 7 is seen here in four images taken on launch day - 18th April 2015. (All Photographs by Malcolm Wright, courtesy of Crich Tramway Village)

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