Lost Tramways of England: London South-East (Graffeg)

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Lost Tramways of England: London South-East is one of four books in the Lost Tramways of England series which focus on London’s tramways. In this volume the author, Peter Waller, covers the history of tram operations in the south-east of the city.

London was once the largest tramway network in the British Isles. Originally, London's tramways had belonged to a range of different operators, but in April 1933 the London Passenger Transport Act 1933 was passed and the London Passenger Transport Board was created, resulting in a great variety of tramcars being operated in the Metropolis. In the south-east of the city the tram operations of Erith Urban District Council tramways, the combined Bexley UDC & Dartford Light Railways and the London County Council were taken over by the LPTB in July 1933. The LPTB then set out to convert the tram network to trolleybus operation. Once stretching as far east as Dartford, much of the network south-east of the River Thames survived World War II and remained operational until conversion commenced in 1950.

Locations featured include:

  • Abbey Wood
  • Beresford Square, Woolwich
  • Bermondsey
  • Bexleyheath
  • Blackfriars Road
  • Blackwall Tunnel
  • Bricklayers Arms
  • Camberwell Green
  • Catford
  • Dartford Hospital
  • Deptford
  • Dog Kennel Hill
  • East Dulwich Road
  • Elephant & Castle
  • Eltham Church
  • Eltham Hill
  • Erith
  • Forest Hill
  • Goose Green
  • Greenwich
  • Grove Park Brockley
  • Horns Cross
  • Lewisham Clock Tower
  • Penhall Road
  • Plumstead
  • Southwark Bridge
  • Tooley Street
  • Tower Bridge Road
  • Woolwich

41 black & white photographs. Hardback. 64 pages.

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