In Pictures: Edwardian Event at the Crich Tramway Village

Over the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July the Crich Tramway Village held another special event with an Edwardian Weekend. A regular tram service operated over both days which included horse tram Sheffield 15 on the Sunday with other trams such as Blackpool & Fleetwood 2, Blackpool 40, Sheffield 74, London United Tramways 159 and Glasgow 1068 also seeing use during the weekend. On top of the trams there were also plenty of other Edwardian activities including re-enactors. Woodies Wings – a parrot and owl rescue centre – were also on site with one of their Parrots taking a ride on board a remote controlled car! Photos below have been provided to British Trams Online by Hazel Quarmby.

Glasgow 1068 and London United Tramways 159 wait at Stephenson Place on Sunday 13th July as Blackpool 40 and Sheffield 15 can be seen in the distance at the Town End terminus.

Sheffield 74 follows Blackpool 40 north from Town End with LUT 159 waiting.

The bandstand being used for the purpose for which it is intended as people in Edwardian clothing look on.

Blackpool & Fleetwood 2 waits at Stephenson Place.

The last chance to ride on a horse tram at Crich for the year as Sheffield 15 is seen at Stephenson Place on 13th July.

Probably one of the stranger sights on show! A Parrott takes a ride on a remote controller car.

Watch out 2! The Parrott makes chase of Blackpool & Fleetwood 2 as it departs from Town End. (All Photos: Hazel Quarmby)

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3 Responses to In Pictures: Edwardian Event at the Crich Tramway Village

  1. Daniel says:

    It was a good event to be at, looked very busy. I didn’t quite get why 40 was out but it was nice to ride on it nonetheless.

  2. Daniel says:

    Almost forgot, my first trip on LUT 159. It was even better than I expected it to be, well done to the workshop team.
    I know that many people were a bit disappointed that it was restored because it was another London tram but there wasn’t a person on it who wasn’t gobsmacked by it. Certainly a crowd puller along with 510.

    • BigG says:

      You commented on the reaction of members of the public to 159; visit later in the year when evenings are darker and see what the passenger response is when the lower salooon lights are switched on! And, before anyone says anything, if you want to find out what is in service on any day telephone after about 9.45am and you can find out.