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Tong Road, laying tram track

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Tong Road, laying tram track
c1911. Image shows men at work laying a tram track in Tong Road. There are in the region of 20 men involved in the construction process. The original tramway had been a single lane with passing places every so often, but later a second lane was installed; this image is likely to be connected to the removal of a passing place and laying of the second track. Houses in the background are on Carr Crofts Terrace. On the left a man on a ladder is posting advertising bills. One of the adverts is for Summer Steeplechases at Blackpool, with £1500 in stakes. This section of tram track in Tong Road ran from near the junction of Copley Hill to Whingate, route number 10.

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Sheila Jubb

I think this is the stretch of Tong Road close to Thornhill Road and Colton Road. Colton Road would be to the left of the picture. Carr Crofts is behind the second block of houses. To the left of the picture there are now some town houses, probably built in the 1930's.


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