Last Trams in London 65th Anniversary Thimble

£7.95
After nearly a century of service, the tram made its final appearance in London on 6 July 1952. The very last tram to rumble along the capital's streets arrived at south-east London's New Cross depot in the early hours of the morning. Trams carried banners all week proclaiming ‘Last Tram Week’ and special tickets carrying the same message were produced. Conductors punched souvenir tickets and enthusiasts drove or cycled alongside the tram - car number 1951 - for the duration of the journey. The tram's journey time was extended by almost three hours by crowds of cheering Londoners who surrounded it along the route from Woolwich to New Cross.

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After nearly a century of service, the tram made its final appearance in London on 6 July 1952. The very last tram to rumble along the capital's streets arrived at south-east London's New Cross depot in the early hours of the morning. Trams carried banners all week proclaiming ‘Last Tram Week’ and special tickets carrying the same message were produced. Conductors punched souvenir tickets and enthusiasts drove or cycled alongside the tram - car number 1951 - for the duration of the journey. The tram's journey time was extended by almost three hours by crowds of cheering Londoners who surrounded it along the route from Woolwich to New Cross.