The main heritage tram season may be rapidly approaching across the UK (with a few exceptions of course) but that doesn’t mean nothing is happening with another event set to take place at the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway. On Saturday 5th November the tramway will be commemorating the 60th anniversary of the ending of Liverpool tram routes 19 and 44 with a tram service in operation alongside other events.
It is hoped that the tram service will be operated by Liverpool trams 245 and 762 (normal fares will apply) and there will also be some preserved Liverpool Corporation buses visiting the Wirral. In addition there will be classic cars, a model railway, refreshments and pop music of the time. Anyone who turns up in a 1950s Teddy Boy outfit and DA haircut will qualify for a free tram ride.
The event takes place between 1100 and 1500 and if that isn’t enough for you in one day the evening will see a firework display on the River Mersey.