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Video footage of the end of the Birmingham trams...Miller st depot is mentioned which is still there and also Witton, again still there complete with its tram tracks...until about 18 months ago Witton tram shed was home to the Aston Manor Transport Museum for many years and despite our protests Birmingham City Council turfed them out hoping to make more money from the building...the museum and all its old vehicles now have a new home in Aldridge and Witton tram shed still lies empty...a case of the council shooting themselves in the foot...shame about that...anyhow hope you enjoy this video it comes with sound so turn up the volume..
What a great piece of film Lyn. No one could have forseen what a tourist attraction we would have today if you could have Trams running from Corporation Street to Aston Tram museum. I really think people would come from all over the country.
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #2What a great piece of film Lyn. No one could have forseen what a tourist attraction we would have today if you could have Trams running from Corporation Street to Aston Tram museum. I really think people would come from all over the country.
Lynne were you living in Hospital st at the time?...trams did not run down Summer Lane which as you know is next to Hospital st but they did run down Great Hampton Row so you could have got on there turned into Gt Hampton st and up at Snow Hill
Yes Lyn we were in Hospital St. then and think it was Great Hampton Row because after the trams finished we used to go up town on the 69 bus and that went the same route.It must have been around 1950ish when I went on the tram... SB I do feel lucky to have travelled on a tram.