These enclosed ends were not popular with the conductors for, when leaning out of the rather narrow end sliding windows to see that all passengers had boarded or alighted, their hats were knocked off unless they had taken the precaution to remove them first. Lived here on the banks of the River Yore in a beautiful house which had been Middleham Vicarage — or maybe the Vicar just lived there. The tenants were asked to leave it. Jean Barber nee Ward.
No, not a thing. The ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk, and it is very likely that if we had sailed we would not have survived. All had with wooden block slipper brakes, as were several of the earlier cars, and a fitter had to be kept in the Market Place fitting new blocks every two or three journeys for they quickly wore out, particularly on the Mapperley service. Before ordering, a visit was made to West Ham to inspect a new type of car in service there. My mother was waiting for me as were other mothers at the station. End of Museum Land.
This gave their trams running powers over Nottingham Corporation metals to Arnold, Beeston, Carlton and Ripley, extensions beyond the Corporation routes to Sherwood, Lenton, Sneinton and Basford respectively. We had masses of soft fruit in the garden and had raspberries and strawberries with everything, made dozens of pounds of jam and bottled it in kilner jars. The fitting of top covers to these earlier cars had caused the original lower saloon frames to bow owing to the extra weight. Peter Barclay Location of story: Britain was never the same again.
Other rather frightening events followed, which I feel prohibited from recounting here. He came home on leave and then served in Italy until they surrendered. The nearest I got, towards the end of the war, was when I started work in the munitions factory at Attercliffe, helping to make mortar shells.
Sometimes we had to go down into the magazines mags. It was foggy at the time, and both driver and conductor alighted near the top of Derby Road to find their whereabouts. I would be almost eight years old the next time that I would see him. In November it was similarly agreed to convert the Arnold tramway. These were for the troops and I believe she achieved a very high number of garments and was later awarded a framed certificate of commendation for her considerable efforts. Fortunately I was able to answer.
By this time many of the motormen and conductors had enlisted, so in order to operate a satisfactory service to Arnold it was necessary to reduce the frequency of the service along Wilford Road. Massive failure to deliver pePnalties should be imposed. We spent some time talking to them; they were very nice guys. My supervisor — a Yorkshire cricketer called Frank Dennis asked me if I would be a forewoman in charge of operations and as it meant better pay and a new challenge I accepted. The findings were notified during March, a maximum speed of 12 m.
Little did we know then that war would come round again, and that this time, I was to be directly involved. As time went by the vehicles became more troublesome and often the service had to be maintained by one bus because mechanical work was being carried out on the other two. Hall on 19 May.
Here they were, huddled in the shelter and a young slip of a girl had walked it through the blitz! Nottingham Corporation Tramways was formed when Nottingham Corporation took over the Nottingham and District Tramways Company Limited , which had operated a horse and steam tram service from After six weeks we were allocated a place of work, we were sent to Fearby in North Yorkshire, our overseer was a Canadian lumberjack, very introverted, certainly not use to having women working for him — so he had as little to do with us as possible. This was at a different part of the site from where I worked. My leg continued to play me up. This service was a great success from the start, a five-minute frequency increasing to three minutes at peak periods, and the fare for the journey of just over two miles was 2d.
I had heard all about the First World War or the war as it was sometimes called. This was to include two portions of reserved track , one approximately two miles long between Nottingham and Beeston, and the other, just over a mile long, between Beeston and Chilwell. The extension of the tramway to Westdale Lane was granted at the same time and the work put in hand, while the short extension of the Derby Road section to Wollaton Park Lodge Gates and trolleybus powers for Wells Road and Wilford Road were granted. I was born in We Desert Rats We live in the desert, believe me it's true If you envy us, we'll change places with you We eat sand with our breakfast and with our stew And not only that, we breathe the stuff too We're nothing but, Rats in the Desert We dig trenches and dug outs, we dig them by hand Then we live somewhere else, isn't life grand!
Following the Zeppelin raid on Nottingham, a form of blackout blind was fitted to the cars, while revised Board of Trade regulations in June necessitated the fitting of side lifeguards. Our first task was to learn all the fares and practise adding them up. I remember rabbi ting with ferrets and seeing herons fishing and watching a family of kingfishers grow up. There was black powder for tracer bullets and yellow powder for filling the shells. Here we felled two 12 acre woods, it was only small stuff so the girls managed, we walked to work. Sheila Connoughton Location of story:
- That's what the splashes are on the paper where the ink has run. They eventually got rebuilt. In September, orders were placed for top-covers for a further 12 standard cars, thus completing the topcovering of all regular service cars. Jean Barber Location of story: It healed up quickly but my leg began to swell up.
- The production of motorbuses by the Daimler Company had ceased as far as the order placed with them in was concerned, so an approach was made to Barton Brothers of Beeston to see if they would provide a service. I settled into digs in Carlton, was issued with a bicycle and given several possible locations to search — small woods. Tram transport in Nottinghamshire Railway companies established in Companies based in Nottinghamshire. An order was placed with them for two single-deckers of the 40 h. As far as can be ascertained, Nottingham was unique in having a complete system with these types of points.
When anyone lifted up a cover to get water, the midge larva at the top wriggled to the bottom! A public notice in the local press on 11 October contained a most ambitious proposal for a light railway between Nottingham and Derby, via Long Eaton and Draycott, together with a line from Long Eaton to Alfreton , via Stapleford , Ilkeston , Heanor and Ripley. The side and front destination boards were painted as follows:. All had with wooden block slipper brakes, as were several of the earlier cars, and a fitter had to be kept in the Market Place fitting new blocks every two or three journeys for they quickly wore out, particularly on the Mapperley service.
Powers for these were granted in the Nottingham Corporation Act May I tell you what it means to me? The first batch was numbered 78 to 83, built by G. I returned to Grimsby on sick leave to convalesce.
You are here
Just occasionally I'd do relief on a special run, down the east end to pick up steel foundry workers and bring them back to the city. It was only when I grew up that I understood the danger he was in as he worked through the blitz with the A. To the tram needing to pass under the Mediaeval Bargate Arch in Southampton, the tram's proportions were altered. There was also a barrage balloon on the ground, surprisingly large; one only usually saw them up high in the air on the end of cables to prevent low-flying bombers. List of tramcars of the National Tramway Museum. It was a great help to the farmers whose farm hands had joined the forces.
Most of the service industries and manufacturing were directed that way. Sheila Connoughton, my mother, worked on the teleprinter and received word from Germany that the Axis Forces had surrendered that day. Joyce Ambler Location of story: From Fearby I moved to Markington where I continued to do the same job — timber measuring, starting at daybreak and working until dusk or 5. The museum contains over 60 mainly British trams built between and and is set within Crich Tramway Village , a period village containing a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and tram depots. September also saw two further batches of new trains arrive.