Bristol Tramways

I think we can all agree that with an average rush-hour traffic speed of 14.5 mph, getting around in Bristol is not as quick as we might like it to be. Between 1875 and 1941 though, long before the days of First buses, you might have taken a Bristol Tramways tram to the office!

[Disclaimer: this is a bit of a diversion from normal posting topics but I’ve never heard anyone talk about Bristol’s trams before so I guess the history isn’t that well known and I thought it was interesting.]

Ever wondered why the Cooperative in the centre has a big clock on it? Well that used to be their offices:

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Bristol Tramways operated 237 double decker trams like those pictured connecting a surprisingly wide area as shown in this route map from 1911…
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