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…
Crich Tramway detail photos
Posing with a lovely vintage car!
Some detail shots of one of the beautifully restored trams
A candid shot of some soldier in a Willy’s Jeep in the parade
Interior detail of one of the double decker trams
Some of the lovely folk in their civvies
‘George Formby’ entertaining the crowds at Crich
The new Blackpool tram at the museum
I may or may not have been a bit over-tired and in a silly mood when having this taken…
About Kitten von Mew
Vintage pinup girl in Great Britain, singing at WWII events, vintage fairs and Blitz Balls with 1940's, 50's and Christmas classics.
I also model for Heyday Online, Luxulite Jewellery and have been featured in many publications including Vintage Life, Daily Telegraph, WW2 Reenactors Magazine and more.
My other interests include creating Steampunk hats and accessories, writing, being a mother to Betsy Boo, vintage fashion and flea markets! I run a none-profit crafter's group in Snitterfield every week to help combat loneliness, depression and more.
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) 🙂
Ah! Thank you! Will see about updating this!!!
Beautiful restoration! I would love to visit. And I love your outfit and shoes!
It really is worth a day out and they also have Spam fritters in the cafe, which is the main winner!