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Archive 2008



Saturday 13th December 2008
Santa Special Day .

Our annual festive event for families to enjoy the unique magic of the Heritage Tramway. Once again the day was a great success.
(pics supplied by Mike Mercer.)



Friday 30th October 2008
MTPS and Birkenhead Heritage Tramway.

An Enthusiastic Group of MTPS members and John Harrison of the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway, ran a 24 hour tram service from Woodside Ferry to Taylor Street. .........
(pics supplied by J.Harrison)

Sat 4.30am Tramathon Day
MTPS member Wendy Mercer, is in charge of cash security at 4.30am on a dark and cold morning.
(pic by D.Butler)
Saturday 6.50am Tramathon Day
As you can see from the clock at the Ferry, this photo was taken at 6.50am on the Saturday morning. The tram was ready for it's return journey to Taylor Street with Mike Mercer as driver at the controls.
(pic by D.Butler)


October 2008
LUPTS group taking a trip on 730 on the day of the Bus and Tram Show.

(Picture sent in by Glynn Parry and Charles Roberts)


September 2008
Greetings from our visitors:
"Hi Folks,

Thanks to Pete and all the people that Wim Stroman, from Amsterdam, and I met when we visited you in early August. We were made to feel most welcome and the short visit planned turned into a full day. Wim has promised to make a video and will be in contact son to arrange. I attach a few photos I took on the day.

John T. George"


August 2008

Fred Livesey has sent us this photo of Lisbon 733. Fred contacted the MTPS to warn us that the "How to find us" link was not working. He says, "I found you because we have just been in Lisbon and had a very enjoyable ride on the vintage trams there. When researching for more information, amazingly found you in Birkenhead and I only live in Chester. I will be down to see you in the near future. It was rather a nice trip though, as the young lady in national costume served us port and custard pies, we were amazed at how steep some of the streets were and very narrow, brushing past pedestrians on occasions."

Thanks Fred, while we haven't got the steep streets or even a young lady in national dress you can still experience a ride in a Lisbon tram at Birkenhead. Now I wonder if the Old Colonial does port and custard pies....



21st June 08

A visit by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Merseyside and Warrington Group for a Tour of the Wirral Transport Museum on Saturday Afternoon. The group of 31 members completed their journey home by Ferry across the Mersey.

(pics by D.Butler)

Jeff Martin, ready to turn the trolley on 762, for the return journey to Woodside.

It was also Teddy Bear Day!
(pics by D.Butler)
Parents waiting while the children hunt for the teddy bears hiding on the trams.  
A selection of Teddy Bears that were hiding.

Supertrambanana Day!
(pics by D.Butler)