Monday 7 February 2011

Hounslow, Middlesex, The Tram Terminus c1912

Hounslow, Middlesex, The Tram Terminus in Staines Road circa 1912. On the far left of the picture is the Hussar pub. This pub will feature in tomorrow's blog post. Next to that is a newsagents, then a pub called the Light Horse. The Light Horse no longer exists. I don't know anything about trams, so I can't tell you what type it is. Perhaps an informed reader can enlighten us? I think the pillar nearest the camera is a vent for the sewer. On the far right of the picture under the X is a poster advertising Polaire at the London Opera House (see my Hounslow Broadway post for more about this poster). Postcard by W. H. Applebee. Click to enlarge.

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Detail of the tram, click to enlarge:

1 comment:

  1. The terminus was cut back to Hounslow High Street in 1922. There were plans to extend the tram lines westward to Staines-upon-Thames and even to Maidenhead, but these never came about because of two small bridges about a mile away behind the photographer. The London United Tramway Co. asked the local Parish council to pay half for their replacement, which it politely refused to do. So the extensions were never built and the tram line was eventually cut back.



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