The end of an era for trams in west Leeds

This photo is sure to evoke memories for generations west Leeds residents who travelled on the trams.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:09 pm
PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

The image turns back the clock to June 1969 and shows the demolition of trams sheds at Bramley Town End off Stanningley Road.

The Leeds Corporation Tramways depot operated from around 1908 although the first trams ran to Town End in 1902.

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"In the days when it was a tram shed it had a public toilet on the outside," recalled one tram user. "When we used to go drinking in town we used to get off the tram and use the toilets, but after using the convenience we invariably got back on the same tram, if you were lucky the tram conductor did not charge you again."

A Morrisons petrol station now exists on the site of the old tram sheds.

This photo is published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. They also run heritage blog The Secret Library Leeds, which provides a behind the scenes look at the Central Library and highlights from its special collections, including rare books hidden away in the stacks.

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