MEMORY LANE: Arrival of first tram through towns

Memory Lane: Ripley Tram
Memory Lane: Ripley Tram

We think this photo was taken in 1913 when the tram route went all the way from Ripley to Nottingham, via Langley Mill, Eastwood and Kimberley.

It looks like many people packed Ripley town centre in this picture for the arrival of the first tram to reach these parts.

At the time this would be been a huge event.

The tramways company was formed in 1903, but only a small section was built.

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