Trams through the Bargate-Southampton.(53).

Trams did go through the historic Bargate to the Town.

Southampton’s historic gateway-The Bargate has survived many problems . Not damaged by WW2- bombing. The need for public transport introduced trams. Initially, single-decker then covered top deck. Both types passed beneath the Bargate archway. Later parts of the ‘Old walls’ to the east were demolished to provide a road space for trams, etc. The road exists today. Trams ran for almost 100 years, they ceased in 1949. Illustration courtesy Martin Petch’s ‘Tramway Classic’ July 1994.


Trams I Knew & Bargate ,too.


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