A week-end for retired drivers and conductors was held at Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June. The event provided the opportunity for retired drivers and conductors to enjoy a brief drive or to conduct and to meet old friends.
Crich has always been active in keeping young people interested in the history and the future of the museum, and we are sure they will keep the Museum running for many years to come. We always love it when we have new recruits, and the young member’s team (Rich and Ryan) are always looking to get more young members conducting on board our trams. Trams aren’t just boy’s toys either, as we have a few ladies, and young ladies who join us in keeping the trams running.
The first half of our new interpretation panels have arrived for the trams in the depot.
These are being installed on the trams in response to our visitors who requested more information about each tram.
They are colour coded, for example Glasgow tram panels are all orange, Blackpool are red and Sheffield dark blue.
They include main facts and a more detailed explanations.
Your feedback on these would be welcomed either via the comment cards or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great War Home Front event takes place from Monday 13th - Sunday 19th July. It explores the period just before the First World War 1914-18, the outbreak of the war and war itself.
Leon Daniels, Director of Surface Transport for Transport for London, attended Crich Tramway Village's Classic London Event on Saturday 13th June.
Mr Daniels helped launch the restored tram LCC 106 along with Chairman of the Tramway Museum Society, Colin Heaton and Ian Ross, representing the Workshop and the London County Council Tramways Trust.
As well as London trams, several visiting London buses added to the spectacle, with STL- Regent 1 giving rides to the public within Crich Tramway Village.
The Classic Car event on 6th and 7th June saw around 165 vehicles attend Crich Tramway Village.
The winners were as follows:
Saturday 6th June:
Best Restored Winner: Mr & Mrs J. West for their Lanchester LD10 (LPJ 96)
Best In Show Winner: Mr. G. Lomas for his Triumph Vitesse Mark II (GTU 146G)
Today, on a beautiful sunny day at Crich, another stage in the preparation for ‘Classic London’ (on Saturday June 13th and Sunday June 14th) was reached. LCC 106, the star of the event, was out on track on testing and driver re-familiarisation where it met up with one of its other London compatriots, London United Tramways 159, which was operating in passenger service. Both trams could be seen at their best, gleaming in the June sunshine.
For details of the event please visit ‘What’s On’ page.
Not a Tram!
On 13th and 14th June London trolleybus No 1348, from the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft in Lincolnshire, will be visiting for the ‘Classic London’ event. It will make an interesting comparison with our London trams and the London buses which will also be visiting from the London Bus Museum at Brooklands.
Travel to Crich on a Routemaster!
It is with great sadness that we can confirm that one of our colleagues suffered a suspected heart attack whilst at work at Crich Tramway Village, yesterday the 20th of May 2015.
He had just finished working on the overhead lines on routine maintenance. As a result we were forced to close yesterday following the incident.
First aiders and emergency services attended, but unfortunately were unable to save the gentleman, and he died at the scene.