Around Bristol by Tram DVD
This ever-popular presentation continues to charm everyone who sees it!
Enjoy a fascinating historical tour of Bristol, including present sites with tramcar connections, courtesy of a beautifully restored vintage double-decker bus.
You will explore the remaining tram tracks at Horfield Depot, St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple Meads.
Some of the old depots.
Clifton Rocks Railway.
Plus a recently found Horse Tram at Downend.
The film is narrated by Bristol’s Tram historian, Peter Davey, whose extensive collection of Tram photographs is used to excellent effect.
For over sixty years, Trams provided the people of Bristol with a greatly loved form of transport.
Join 1st Take and re-visit the old city Tram routes with this nostalgic journey by vintage bus, illustrated by beautiful old photographs.
The original Trams in 1875 were drawn by horses, which were stabled at the Colston Stables on what is now Lower Park Row.
Twenty years later, the first electric cars ran from Old Market to Kingswood.
They were initially based at Beaconsfield Road, St. George, although the main depot at Brislington was added at the turn of the century.
The demise of the Trams was hastened by the terrible air raid on Good Friday 1941, which disrupted the system’s electricity supply.
Buses immediately appeared, unplanned, the next morning.
By the end of the year, Bristol’s Trams had disappeared in a sad cremation at Kingswood.
Relax and enjoy this very special journey Around Bristol by Tram.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – 1st Take.