About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

When trams ran at Eastboune

Although there was never a municipal owned tramway system at Eastbourne, there was this little 2ft gauge line that ran along the shingle for less than a mile between 1954 and 1969. Cars 2 and 4 are seen here in June 1966, scanned from a Kodachrome slide in my collection, based on a London Metropolitan Tramways A class and a Blackpool 'Open Boat' respectively.

After closure, the rolling stock was re-gauged to 2ft 9in and relocated to Seaton, where they still run today. The lad on the left is sporting a duffel bag, almost compulsory for railway/bus/tram enthusiasts back then (mine was red) and look at that clutch of old caravans in the background.

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