The Quest For England – In Which I explore One of Brighton’s Last Trams

Today I am visiting Guy Hall, the chairman of the Brighton Tram 53 Society which aims to restore Brighton’s one of the last built trams, number 53.

Brighton Corporation Tramways ran for 38 years from 1901 until 1939, of the 116 tram cars built by the Corporation at their Lewes Road Depot, only 1, number 53, still survives.

Number 53 was built in 1937 and after only 2 years of running, was sold to a West Sussex farm where she remained until the 1970s. For the next 3 decades she sat in a shed, untouched, until now.

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