Highgate Hill Cable Tramway

Owner The Steep Grade Tramways and Works Company Ltd (infrastructure and assets owned by the Patent Cable Tramways Corporation Ltd)
29th May 1884 (cable)
Operator Highgate Hill Tramways Company
Liquidation 1888 (Patent Cable Tramways Corporation)
Taken over 11th August 1888 (Dick Kerr and Co Ltd - all assets of the former Patent Cable Tramways Corporation)
Closed 5th December 1892 (following an accident)
Taken over 14th August 1896 (Highgate Hill Tramways Ltd)
19th April 1897
Closed June (?) 1906 (following withdrawal of its 'Licence to Operate' by the Board of Trade)
Reopened ? 1906 (following renewal of its 'Licence to Operate')
Taken over
24th August 1909 (London County Council)
24th August 1909
Length 0.71 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins

Button description
Pattern of button unknown

Comment A photograph taken during the early years of the tramway (see link), when it was owned by the Steep Grade Tramways and Works Company, clearly shows that uniforms were worn. However, given that marked buttons are yet come to light, it seems likely that they were either plain, or possibly, that they bore a monogram or device which renders them difficult to identify. Following the demise of the Patent Cable Tramways Company in 1888, informal attire appears to have been the order of the day.