Keighley Tramways

Summary
In common with many horse tramways in the UK, drivers and conductors wore informal attire - trousers, overcoats, jackets, waistcoats, shirts and ties. Headgear appears to have largely followed the fashion of the day, predominantly the bowler hat and the flat cap. No badges or licences of any kind were worn, on either the jackets or the hats.

Photographs of inspectors have so far yet to come to light; indeed, it is entirely possible that the company never employed them given the small size of the system.

Images

Horse tram drivers and conductors
Keighley Tramways horse tram
Keighley Tramways Company horse tram - photo undated, but judging by the condition of the vehicle, probably taken in the early to mid 1890s. Photo courtesy of the Tramways and Light Railway Society, with thanks to David Voice.


Keighley Tramways Company horse tram conductor
Blow-up of the above photo showing the conductor (at the back), who appears to be wearing rather bohemian headgear, particularly for a provincial town where every other man would probably have worn a bowler hat.


Keighley Tramways Company Horse Tram No 1 and crew
Horse Tram No 1 near Corn Mill Bridge (probably) - photo undated, but probably taken in the late 1890s. Photo courtesy of the Tramways and Light Railway Society, with thanks to David Voice.


Keighley Tramways Company Horse Tram No 1 and crew
Blow-up of the above photo showing the driver and conductor, whose workaday and slightly down-at-heel appearance reflects the financial state of the enterprise in it's later years.