I Drove the Middleton Woods Tram

My father, Wesley (Jack) Hollingworth drove the tram on the Middleton Woods route in the late 1940s and the early 1950s.

Sometimes on Sunday afternoons, if my father was working, my mother would take me and my brother Philip on an outing to Middleton, walking from our home in Beeston to meet dad’s tram. We’d ride to the terminus, where there was a children’s playground, have a swing, then ride back through the woods. I can vividly recall sitting on dad’s knee and being allowed to hold the controller handle, driving the tram back down the hill for some way.

I attach a photograph of dad and his conductor Jeff Mackay and one of myself playing on the swings in Middleton Park.


This post was written by Avril Meakin