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1. Opening Day souvenir.
2. Great excitement in Queen’s Square
3. The first tram arrives.
4. Standing room only.
5. They all want to sit on the top deck – must be summer!
6. Enclosed top deck with open balconies front and back.
7. The only traffic in Queen’s Square at the time.
8. The only competition was the horse and carriage.
9. The cables had to stretch a long way across the square.
10. Car number 14 at Sett End, complete with curtains.
11. Sudell Road with the tram tracks opening out to double track running.
12. A Hoddlesden tram decorated during WW1
13. The precarious slope down to Bridge Street.
14. Great excitement at the tram’s descent.
15. I wonder who got to the top first – the tram or the three boys?
16. Disaster was just around the corner.
17. The bend proved too tight when this car got out of control.
18. A wonder that there were so few injuries.
19. The Billiard Hall suffered just as much.
20. Bridge Street with the intricate cable layout.
21. The terminus at the Circus along the side of the former County Bank.
22. The decorated tram for Edward VII at the Circus Terminus.