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Title: TRAMS
Post by: GardenGerald on April 04, 2017, 11:00:41 AM
Get on the Tram at the Train Pub in Vauxhall pay half of one penny and get off at Ward End Park.
Days to remember.
What are your stories about Trams.
Gerald.


Title: Re: TRAMS
Post by: nickcc on April 04, 2017, 06:30:44 PM
Unfortunately trams had finished when I started using public transport, Blackpool and Beamish museum were the only places I've ever travelled on a tram.


Title: Re: TRAMS
Post by: GardenGerald on November 24, 2017, 04:51:55 PM
Help Required
Have I missed the last Tram to the Fox and Goose.
Anybody got six pence for a Taxi.
Gerald.


Title: Re: TRAMS
Post by: Edifi on December 06, 2017, 09:57:38 AM
When I was 8 my mom had got no change so she gave me 6p coin (2 1/2p today) in case I wanted something while she was at work.Went to the Capstand to catch the tram into Brum.when I got on we had got as far as the Ashted Cinema when the conductor came for the fare,when I offered him the 6p he said he had no change and I had to get of at the next stop.


Title: Re: TRAMS
Post by: townie on December 06, 2017, 08:33:07 PM
Edmund I realise that Capstand was in Nechells but what was a capstand?


Title: Re: TRAMS
Post by: GardenGerald on December 06, 2017, 09:08:14 PM
Hello Townie
It should be Cabstand.
Take care
Gerald.


Title: Re: TRAMS
Post by: townie on December 07, 2017, 06:41:53 PM
Gerald was there a cabstand in Nechells in the 40s?


Title: Re: TRAMS
Post by: Edifi on December 07, 2017, 07:28:42 PM
Townie It was known to me as the Capstand but have been told by a few it was theCabstand it was in the area round the brewery Dr Tyghes and Ashted Row


Title: Re: TRAMS
Post by: GardenGerald on December 07, 2017, 09:21:14 PM
Hello Townie and Edmund.
The junction of Ashted Row,  Great Francis Street and Vauxhall Road was quite big and had an island in the middle with an ornate
Gas Light in the middle that had arms coming out of it.
It was very old and had been used for horse drawn carriages, The gas light did look as if you could hang your hat on it.
Hope this info helps, its easy to see why it was known by two names.
Gerald.