The History of Worcester's Tramways

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In his latest book the acknowledged tramway historian, David Voice, has written a detailed history of the tramways of Worcester. The chequered history of the system from horse tramway to electric operation is examined in detail. The sometimes fraught relationship with the local council and the impact of the tramway on the city and its people are explored. This one system typifies the issues surrounding early public transport, with financial failures and dubious characters. The tramway finally ceased operation in 1928 after the city council had purchased it from BET, initially with the possibility of running it themselves. However, when the BET offered to run a local bus service the cash strapped council were quick to agree and the city was served by the 'Midland Red'.

The book is fully illustrated and many of the photographs have not been previously published.


108 pages, softback with around 100 black & white photos.

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