New display at the Museum of Liverpool marks the 60thanniversary of the last tram parade in the city
A new exhibition featuring more than 30 photographs of Liverpool trams opens at the Museum of Liverpool on Thursday 14 September 2017, 60 years to the date of the city’s last tram parade.
End of the Line also includes a display of related objects such as models, tickets, posters, plans, buttons and badges.
A highlight of the exhibition is an image of Tramcar 245, the only surviving Liverpool Baby Grand Tramcar in the UK and part of National Museums Liverpool’s (NML) collections. 245 was restored in partnership with NML, Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society and Wirral Borough Council, and the image shows the tram in all her glory with a number of the volunteers who worked on her transformation.
Sharon Brown, Curator of Land Transport and Industry at the Museum of Liverpool said:
“There were trams on the streets of Liverpool for almost 100 years. As the city’s first public transport system it had an important role to play in the business and development of the city. At its peak the tram network stretched to all corners of the city.
“The collection of photographs will bring back fond memories of the trams as well as a fascinating look at how some of Liverpool’s most iconic streets have changed.”
To mark the anniversary of the last tram parade, the Museum of Liverpool will be hosting free of events on Saturday 16 September, including a display of tram models and family craft activities. Talks include:
1pm – Sharon Brown, Curator of Land Transport & Industry will be giving a talk about the restoration of Tramcar 245.
1.30pm – Rob Jones from the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, based at the Wirral Transport Museum will be giving a talk on the work of Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society in restoring numerous tramcars to run on the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway.
2.30pm – Geoff Price from the Tram and Light Railway Society (Merseyside Branch) is a self-confessed tram enthusiast and will talk about aspects of the Liverpool Tramway.