On this day…

This postcard of an electric tram trundling down Bradford Road was posted on 7th May 1906. It is a Valentine’s Series postcard from J. Valentine & Sons Ltd., published by J. Overend of Keighley. The building to the left of the tram has Stock Bridge Bowling Club painted on the side. There is a post office to right.

The postcard features in one of the “Tales of Transport” being told by Keighley and District Local History Society as part of their contribution to the forthcoming Keighley Transport Festival. The Festival is being held around the town on the Bank Holidays Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June this year. The electrified tramways system ran between Utley, Ingrow and Stockbridge from 1904 to 1924. The History Society’s exhibition on the electric trams will be available to view in the Civic Centre and at St. John’s Church in Ingrow on both days.

Postcard of an electric tram running along Bradford Road. Item loaned by Stephanie Toothill.

Author: Admin Tim

Tim is a committee member of the Keighley and District Local History Society, with responsibilities for archiving the physical and digital collections, and managing some of the social media channels. He moved to Keighley about ten years ago and joined the Society to learn more about the area.

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