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The last tram travels from the New Brighton Post Office to the pier

The last tram travels from the New Brighton Post Office to the pier

The last tram travels from the New Brighton Post Office to the pier
[18 Oct. 1952]

The first tram route in Christchurch to close was the New Brighton line. At 2.45 pm the last tram (Yank number 11 towing double-decker trailer number 100) left Cathedral Square driven by the Mayor of Christchurch, Robert Mafeking Macfarlane (1900-1981). It was decorated with streamers and placards and a pipe band played on top of the trailer. The tram stopped at the New Brighton Post Office at the same time as the first bus arrived from town. See The Press, 20 Oct. 1952, p. 6.

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File Reference CCL PhotoCD 18, IMG0018

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