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Manchesters last tram

Manchesters last tram on its farewell journey, heading for the Depot. A group of people wave from the pavement. Date: 1949

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Media ID 14162566

© Mary Evans / Pharcide

1949 Bunting Cobblestones Depot Farewell Goodbye Journey Manchester Spectators Traffic Tramlines Trams Trip Watching Wave Waving Tram


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Manchester's Last Tram: A Farewell Journey (1949) This evocative photograph captures a poignant moment in Manchester's history as the city's last tram makes its way to the depot, marking the end of an era for public transport in the city. The tram, adorned with bunting and flags, winds its way along the cobblestone streets, its tracks now a relic of the past. A group of people gathered on the pavement wave and cheer, their faces filled with a mix of sadness and nostalgia, as they bid farewell to this iconic mode of transportation. The scene is set against the backdrop of the bustling city, with cars and traffic lining the streets, adding to the sense of change and progress. The tram, with its distinctive design and character, stands out in stark contrast to the modern vehicles that have taken over the roads. The image transports us back to the 1940s, a time when trams were a common sight on the streets of Manchester and an integral part of the city's transport infrastructure. The photograph is a poignant reminder of the passing of time and the evolution of Manchester's transport system. It also serves as a testament to the enduring power of human connection and the memories that are created through shared experiences. The image is a valuable historical document, capturing a moment in time that has since become a part of Manchester's rich transport heritage.

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