This past Easter weekend should have seen the Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway celebrating their 25th anniversary but with the Coronavirus pandemic this had to be shelved (although if you head to their Facebook page they celebrated the occasion there instead). But not to be put off by the cancellation – and to give us all something to look forward to once this is all over – they have announced that they plan a 25th Anniversary and reopening celebration, although obviously no date has yet been put in the diary for this as no-one knows how long it may be before things get back to some sense of normality.
Whenever the event may be it is planned that a two tram service will operate using as many different trams during the day as possible. They will be joined by up to two buses also running.
If that is not enough for you it is also hoped that a Cavalcade will also run during the day – with up to seven electric trams featuring. This wouldn’t be the first time that a Cavalcade has run on the Wirral Heritage Tramway and if all goes according to plan it could feature Birkenhead 20, Hong Kong cars 69 and 70, Wallasey 78, Liverpool 245, Lisbon 730 and Liverpool 762 (subject to tram and volunteer availability). There is also the chance that the two horse cars on site – Birkenhead 7 and Liverpool 43 – will be put on display too.
Whilst this event is likely to be several months away it does at least give us all a little light at the end of the tunnel that tram event normality may return at some point in the future!