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Tong Road, tram no.585

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Tong Road, tram no.585
Description:
16th July 1956. View of tram no.585 outside the New Inn public house on Tong Road, the tramway terminus for Wortley. One of 90 Felthams which came to Leeds from London, it is here about to turn around to make the journey to Halton on route 20. Houses on Albany Street can be seen in the background on the right.

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Name:
Jack Kitchen

Comment:
The New Inn is now closed and there is talk of it been made into appartments. I worked as waiter and later as barman for Tom Beaumont and his wife Marie. I worked behind the bar Tuesday evening with his daughter Julie when it was Tom's night off.

Date:
20-Jan-2010

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Name:
Freddie Race /Solomon

Comment:
Did the trams turn around? I seem to remember running down the length, turning the backs of the wooden seats so people could face the right way.

Date:
20-Jan-2012

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Name:
Alec Amato

Comment:
The tram still has a further 100 yards to go to the terminus. Then the Pantagraph was pulled back and indeed the seat backs were reversed to face down Tong Road.

Date:
07-Dec-2013

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