Glossop Tramways

Owner Urban Electric Supply Company (a subsidiary of Edmundson's Electricity Corporation)
Opened 21st August 1903 (electric)
Operator Urban Electric Supply Company
24th December 1927
Length 4.56 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description (Pattern 1) Elaborate script initials, ‘UES’, within a raised rim
Materials known Brass
Button Line reference [None]

Button description (Pattern 2) Plain with scalloped rim
Materials known Brass; nickel; chrome
Button Line reference [None]

Comment As well as Glossop Tramways, the Urban Electric Supply Company also owned the small Cornish system that plied between Camborne and Redruth (see link), whilst its parent company, ECC, owned the system in Scarborough (see link). The UESCo preferred to work both its tramways, as well as its core business operations (electricity supply), directly, so the button pictured is probably the pattern worn by staff working these two tramways, at least during their earlier years. Photographs of Glossop Tramways taken around the time of the Great War clearly show that by this time, uniforms bore unmarked Pattern 2 buttons.