Brighton and Shoreham Tramways



Owner Brighton District Tramways Company
Opened 3rd July 1884 (steam; horse)
Operator Brighton District Tramways Company
Taken over 1889 (Brighton and Shoreham Tramways Company) - bought from receivership
Taken over 1896 (British Electric Traction Company Limited)
Closed 6th June 1913
Length 4.53 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins

Button description
Wheel, magnet and electrical flashes
Materials known Brass; chrome; nickel; black horn
Button Line reference [113/16]

Comment
It seems reasonably likely that staff wore informal attire prior to the BETCo takeover, so marked uniform buttons probably never existed. Photos taken after the takeover however (see link), show that uniforms were issued, at least until around 1907, and it is possible that these bore the standard BETCo 'Magnet & Wheel' button depcited above.