One of the tram cars is still going strong


I was intrigued by one of the photographs in the centre of last Friday’s edition of the Herald being that of the tram cars which used to operate along the crumbles side of Princes Park and Prince William Way back in the 50s, 60s, and early 70s.

Your readers may like to know that one of the trams portrayed is still going strong and operates on the disused railway line between Seaton and Colyton in South Devon.

My wife and I had the pleasure of riding on the one pictured in the centre only last month and I attach a photograph of it to confirm its current existence.

John Macdonald
Wish Hill.

If you are interested in researching your own family history, whether as a beginner or an experienced family historian, come along to Family Roots biennial Family History Day.

Our two excellent speakers, well known in the world of genealogy, are Michael Gandy, whose entertaining talk is entitled Short Cuts for Family Historians, and Geoff Swinfield, who will talk about DNA tests for family historians.

There will also be various stands including local family history societies, census detectives, history of surnames, Who Do You Think You Are? and the Eastbourne Ancestors Project, together with book and postcard stalls.

A help desk with advice on your own family tree is freely available. The event will be at Ocklynge School, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, BN20 8XN (entrance in Farlaine Rd) on Sunday July 21 from 10am until 4.30pm.

Refreshments, including sandwiches, ploughman’s lunches and cakes, will be served all day.

Admission on the door is £2 plus £2 per talk or £5 all-inclusive.

For more information contact me on 731792 or see our website

Helen Warren
Prideaux Rd.