Nostalgia on Tuesday: Age of the tram
On Saturday January 31, 1903, Rotherham was added to the list of municipalities boasting their own electric tramways. Two sections of the corporation’s comprehensive scheme were successfully opened by Ald. Winter JP, the chairman of the Electric Light and Tramways Committee. By invitation members of the council, magistracy, school board, and corporation officials, numbering 200, assembled in the car sheds which had been erected near Rotherham’s Great Central Railway station. The single and double deck tramcars and the arrangement of the building were greatly admired. It was commented that within a radius of 150 yards of the shed there were four of the best known methods of traction that included conveyance by canal, by ‘old time looking’ omnibus, by railway and by electric tram.