Pwllheli Corporation Tramways

Summary
Unlike its close neighbour, the privately owned Pwllheli and Llanbedrog Tramway, photographs of the short (0.51 miles) corporation-owned line are relatively scarce. However, from the few that have survived, it is possible to state with some certainty that staff wore informal but smart attire - trousers, jackets, waistcoats, shirts and ties. Headgear appears to have largely followed the fashion of the day, predominantly the flat cap. No badges or licences of any kind were worn, either on the jackets or the caps.

Images

Horse tram drivers and conductors
Pwllheli Corporation Tramways
The corporation's sole open-sided horsecar waits In Station Square for customers bound for Victoria Parade - photo undated, but probably taken in the early Edwardian era. The driver (seated left) is wearing informal but smart attire. Photo courtesy of the Tramways and Light Railway Society, with thanks to David Voice.


Pwllheli Corporation Tram
A view of the same horsecar (outside the Victoria Hotel in Embankment Rd), but given the rather decrepit condition, clearly taken towards the end of the tramway's life (it closed in September 1919). Both the driver and his extremely young conductor are wearing informal but reasonably smart attire; no badges or licences are in evidence. Photo courtesy of the Tramways and Light Railway Society, with thanks to David Voice.


Pwllheli Corporation Tramways
Passengers detrain from the corporation's sole enclosed horsecar at Victoria Parade - photo undated, but probably taken in the early Edwardian era. The boy conductor can be glimpsed on the rear platform, once again in informal but smart attire. Photo courtesy of the Tramways and Light Railway Society, with thanks to David Voice.