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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Clearing out old paperwork, I came across this print, which I must have either bought or more likely been given as a barely-teenager (the 10s selling price was quite a lot of pocket money in 1965!).

Looking at it again for the first time in decades, I noticed the 'high class varieties" on offer at the Wood Green Empire, and I presume from its number that this route was simply replaced by buses at some later point (maybe 1952 when the last London trams ran).

I'm also amused that the original drawing is credited to "Vernon E Prescott-Pickup Esq"; you got a good class of artist even in the 60s....

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A very high-tech tram, it's got a VHF aerial.

Wi-fi at every seat perhaps? No reception problems with the open top.

https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photograp...  here is the photo this was taken from ?  could it be at wood green depot ?

https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photograp...

very interesting looking building behind this tram above

?  butcher's hill ??

https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photograp...

It looks almost as if both above photos of tram 193 were taken at the same time, & at Wood Green depot, without moving the tram itself. ie -the tram was photographed from each end in July 1924, ie oniy the photographer moved?

As the caption to the second photo says- 193 had just been recently overhauled at the Hendon Works and now looks in brand new condition.( did it date from 1903?) You need to open the tabs below the above links for info.

I am still puzzled by that very odd building outside Wood green depot on the second photo above ?

The location given on all of them, Gerry, is Acton Town.

Thanks to John, below, we now know that the 'location' on the image record is the storage location rather than the photo location. So, as John has said, yes, these images are of Wood Green (see my comment below)

Tram route 29 was originally an LCC (London County Council) route from Tottenham Court Road to Finsbury Park. It combined with an MET (Metropolitan Electric Tramways) route in 1912 to run from Tottenham Court Road to Enfield. It was replaced by trolleybus 629 in 1938 which lasted until 1961. Coincidentally there was also a 29 bus which ran from Victoria to Southgate and beyond and in 1977 this was diverted to Enfield and became the eventual replacement for the 29 tram. Subsequently the 29 was split leaving it to run from Victoria (now Trafalgar Square) to Wood Green and being replaced by the 329 from Turnpike Lane to Enfield.

After about 01.30 am every day, the 29 used to change to a N29 and then extend to Enfield. I think this might still be even running still ! So there is little change from 1912 to today

The location the photograph was taken is Wood Green Tram Depot. Before it was reconstructed for trolleybuses in 1937 the tramshed was set back from Jolly Butcher's Hill with an open space in front. What is misleading is that the place the photograph itself is kept is at Acton Depot, the outlying store for the London Transport Museum. Everything not on show at Covent Garden is stored there, including archive photographs and posters, and public open days are held periodically. From the mid-1960s Prescott-Pickup were active in selling high-quality transport prints that could be stuck in albums. The enterprise, I believe, started with trams and the product was called 'Tramcyclopedia'. Roger Elliott, named on the print, was a noted maker of highly-detailed model trams.

Which is “the photograph” you’re referring to?

Sorry, I should have made that clearer. The photo copied for the print is LTM reference number 1999/8313, but 1999/20591 and 1999/10175 were also taken at Wood Green Depot.

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