Its not an anniversary you often see celebrated but on Sunday 1st December the Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway will be commemorating the 86th anniversary of the last Wallasey tram with a special event taking place in the afternoon and also with a special evening service.
The Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway, of course, have the only surviving Wallasey tram restored and in operation and no. 78 will feature heavily in the event. It will run between 1245 and 1635 in the afternoon on the tramway and will be joined by Wallasey Atlantean bus no. 1. The bus will be offering free trips around Birkenhead (1245-1500) although donations will be welcomed. The Transport Museum at Taylor Street will also be open until 1635 at which time the afternoon tram service will end – but that’s not the end of the day!
A special evening tram service will run between 1730 and 2030 with 78 (suitability illuminated for the occasion) joined by Lisbon 730. The museum won’t be open but there will be an extra tram provided at Taylor Street to provide some heated accommodation for anyone waiting for a tram.
This extra special event will take place on Sunday 1st December and will provide a rare opportunity to ride on trams after dark on the Wirral Heritage Tramway.