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Crich Tramway Museum 1940’s Weekender


For those who have yet to go to this show…you must! Nestled in an old quarry mine, this open air museum hosts tram sheds, a gorgeous Victorian pub, old buildings and trams from all over the country. On entry you are given an old penny that is used to ‘buy’ your ticket on any tram you please and this ticket can be used again and again.

There is always some great entertainment at the show including singers, spivs and a wonderful parade of vehicles too. You will also fine a good handful of vintage stalls offering clothing and housewares, which I always head to first!

I did not take many pictures this year as nowt has changed. I think the most exciting difference was the addition of an open top Blackpool tram with strings of lights. It almost looked like a boat on rails!

Crich Tramway also has a lovely woodland trail for those not wearing heels.

Here are some photos for you…

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Crich Tramway detail photos

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Posing with a lovely vintage car!

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Some detail shots of one of the beautifully restored trams

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A candid shot of some soldier in a Willy’s Jeep in the parade

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Interior detail of one of the double decker trams

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Some of the lovely folk in their civvies

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‘George Formby’ entertaining the crowds at Crich

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The new Blackpool tram at the museum

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I may or may not have been a bit over-tired and in a silly mood when having this taken…

 

 

 

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About Kitten von Mew

Vintage pinup girl in Great Britain, touring WWII events and Blitz Balls with burlesque entertainment and 1940's singing.

4 responses »

  1. Lovely photos of a labour of love!

    BTW, your Facebook link (top left) isn’t working. The page name is of course kitten.v.mew not kitten_von_mew (Twitter) 🙂

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  2. Beautiful restoration! I would love to visit. And I love your outfit and shoes!

    Reply

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