Nottingham Tram Ride 1902

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Parts of that tramcar film from the BFI , were first shown on TV a year or so ago in a programme called The Lost World Of Mitchell and Kenyon .

You can see the programme on youtube that features workers in mainly Northern towns

Other parts of the series can be found in the right hand menu of the video .

A couple more from the ,BFI site with Nottingham content same era , though not as good as the tram ride . Workers leaving Stoney Street at lunchtime . If you want to get ahead .....get a straw boater !

Funny to think ,some of these could be your relatives !

Similar scene , workers leaving Thos.Adams lace factory .

Scene at Trent Bridge

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It seems that cyclists were idiots then (as now) even though it seemed to be quicker by bike. Was there any traffic discipline in those days?

Loved it.

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Oh dear . This is the third episode of Lost World Of Mitchell and Kenyon that shows parts of that 1902 tram ride in Nott'm mixed in with the presenter riding on a new one . Is this viewable overseas ?

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Thanks for posting this clip.

It's one of the most amazing films of old Nottingham I've ever seen.

My maternal grandfather was a conductor on the trams but he was only 7 in 1902

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  • 2 years later...

Great stuff catfan,...........Nottingham so recognisable all those years ago............i remember the Tram lines still being there in the 50s in Basford,and i'm sure on Piccadilly going into Bulwell depot....?

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  • 6 years later...

Most will have seen this before but someone has very kindly colourised it and added sound. makes interesting viewing:-  


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The same chap has also posted the same coloured 1902 journey alongside a comparable modern day journey.

Looks like that's filmed whilst on an electric scooter. 

Because of the Broadmarsh demolition the route goes a bit askew through the new corridor but some old buildings can still be seen.



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