A horse-drawn tram
A horse-drawn tram in the Trafalgar Road .
Part of the Greenwich Local History Library collection.

This is a London Tramway's Company tram, which ran between Greenwich and Westminster in 1885. By 1901, Greenwich Council asked for tenders for an electric tramway on routes through the borough. By the time electric trams came into use five years later, the stables where the horses were kept had been replaced by a power station making electricity for the tram lines. The power station is still there, in Old Woolwich Road.

Unique ID: H2859
R. Sims of King Street, Greenwich (from the Charles Spurgeon collection)
Date:c. 1885
Copyright: Out of Copyright