Uniforms

Uniforms are listed alphabetically in five separate categories. To go to a particular entry, click on the corresponding tab at the top of the page and then on the tramway company title in the list.

Please note that I am always on the look out for photographs of tramway staff to add to the website, as their uniforms have largely passed into history unrecorded; such photos often contain a wealth of information. I am also happy to add badges from others' collections, as long as people can provide me with a decent quality image (jpeg, tiff etc). Whilst I always endeavour to credit the original photographer, a task which is certainly possible for the well-known tramway photographers of the 30s, 40s and 50s, the overwhelming majority of the individuals to whom I am indebted have long since passed into history (like most of their subjects), and we will never know their names, or the reasons they had for recording the tramway scene. All those individuals and institutions who have generously given of their time and efforts to supply me with photographs (without recompense), I have duly credited (and thanked), but if for some reason I have not, please contact me and I'll be only too happy to rectify matters.

Acknowledgements

Most of the badges on these pages are from the extensive collections of John Lodge, John Burford and Stephen Howarth. I'd like to register my sincere thanks to them all (and Darren Lodge) for their willingness to share their collections via this medium, as well as for all their efforts in supplying me with numerous high-quality images of individual badges - very much appreciated.

I’d also like to thank Richard Rosa who has supplied me with many invaluable and excellent images of tramway staff from his own collection.

For those whose interest extends beyond trams and into the bus world, I'd strongly recommend a visit to Stephens web site ' Bus and Tramway Badges', which has numerous photos of bus and tramway badges, buttons, PSV badges and associated items.

I would also like to thank the National Tramway Museum in Crich for giving me access to the buttons and badges in their archive collections, in particular the 'Osbourne Collection'. Please note that only a very small proportion of the buttons and badges held at Crich are on public display - the archive collections are viewable by appointment only. If you've never been to Crich then I strongly encourage you to plan a visit; it's a unique experience and well worth coming from far afield to see what still seems to be an amazing number of survivors (tram cars) from all around Britain and some from overseas. Crich wonderfully recreates the era of the tram with reconstructed buildings and a street which the trams (and museum line) run through, along with innumerable tramway-associated artifacts, all excellently presented and displayed. Details are available on the National Tramway Museum web site.