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Horse Drawn Trams

Vivienne14

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Passing the Town Hall in 1909 - heading towards New Street or Colmore Row ?
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In 1906 travelling through Nechells.
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On the Stratford Road, Sparkbrook in 1912
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I know this has been on the forum before but can't remember the street or date. But a great unposed, busy photo. Viv.
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Morturn

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Stunning. The Stratford Road, Sparkbrook images shows my old college on the left. It was a school originally, but it became an annex for Birmingham Poly for apprentices
 

mikejee

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Viv
your last photo is Colmore row showing the Great WEstern Arcade around 1900 (as the two businesses by the entrance are Harry Beresford and Sunderland & Johnstone
 

robroy

master brummie
Hi Viv..The Stratford Road Sparkbrook picture shows Christ Church junior school, my first school..on the left..and Main Street.in the distance..Great photo..Thank You.
 

Vivienne14

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This was the last day (30/9/1906) for this Nechells narrow gauge horse-drawn tram. Each time I see these 'last day' images I immediately wonder how the staff felt about it. Anxious about the new ? Sad about losing the old ? And where did all the horses go ? Into retirement ? Viv.

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Vivienne14

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I wonder if more people were sceptical than excited about the newfangled trams ? Were they convinced electric was safer than steam ? Viv.

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