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Exhibitions in the Front Exhibition Room
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Darwen in the War Years 1939-1947
Darwen Roll of Honour
Trams in Darwen
A Century of Darwen Weddings
From the Boundary to Whitehall
***You can click on each image to enlarge it***
1. Early electric Darwen Tram waiting at the Boundary.
2. This one looks rather dirty and is probably close to the end of WW2 when maintenance was not so important.
3. The shelter at the Boundary with a Blackburn tram waiting.
4. Double track running at Redvers Road to Boundary. All cables on side poles.
5. The familiar poles for carrying the electric cables on a double track portion near the Anchor.
6. Hollins Grove – just passing the George Hotel.
7. Lorne Street Depot with some of the staff – moustaches on parade.
8. A selection of trams in Lorne Street tram depot.
9. Blackburn Road opposite the Bus Depot which would eventually take over from Lorne Street.
10. Coming along Duckworth Street and the only competition is the horse and cart.
11. Double track changes to single track by Union Street. Cables attached to buildings.
12. Market Street seems very crowded, and no barrier to keep you safe from the trams.
13. The Circus with the amazing set up of electric cables stretched now between the buildings.
14. One for Whitehall and one for Blackburn passing outside Burtons.
15. Wartime tram with lady conductor.
16. Darwen Corporation Tramways decorated for the Coronation of Edward VII.
17. Leaving the Circus for Whitehall.
18. Notice the way in which people are drawn to stand in the street.
19. Passing the Tram Shelters at the bottom of Bolton Road.
20. Ready for a steep climb up past Belgrave Chapel and School.
21. The Steam tram makes its way steadily up Bolton Road.
22. Just above the Park Hotel and almost at the top point of the line, this one is on the way down.
23. The reversing triangle just by Knowlesly Road where the steam trams had to turn to go back down.
24. One of the last trams in Darwen, the electric trams made the reversing triangle obsolete.