6th July 1952: Londons flock to say goodbye to last Tram
The finale of "Last Tram Week" the tram, from Woolwich to New Cross, was delayed by almost three hours by the crowds who lined the route. Some cycled or drove along side it whilst conductors punched souvenir tickets.
The first attempt in 1861 to introduce horse-drawn trams failed, but another in 1870 quickly expanded into a large network covering most of London.
In 1901 electric trams replaced the horse-drawn trams, but by the 1930s they were seen as noisy and a danger to other road users.
They were phased out and replaced with trolleybuses; electric buses powered by overhead cables, and then finally by diesel powered buses.