Bolton and Suburban Tramways



Owners Bolton Corporation; Astley Bridge, Farnworth and Kearsley Local Boards (later Urban District Councils)
Opened 1st September 1880 (horse)
Operator (lessee) Edmund Holden and Company
Taken over June 1899 (Bolton Corporation) - stock and company leases
Operator Edmund Holden and Company (under contract)
Last horse service 2nd January 1900
Length 31 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Uniforms not worn

Comment Several photographs of Bolton's horse trams exist (see link), and these clearly indicate that no uniform was worn. Although well turned out (jackets and bowler hats), no formal uniform appears to have been issued, it therefore seems extremely unlikely that marked buttons ever existed.