New Image of Car No.31 Discovered!

24 Aug

Peter Newland, who has been a keen collector of images of Leicester Trams for many years, contacted me recently to tell me he had found an image in his collection showing trams around the Clock Tower. A closer inspection had revealed to him that the car in the background is in fact our very own Car No.31!

The image was taken on 28th january 1939 (at 12:30 exactly would you believe!).

Even as a close up - It's a busy scene with no less than four trams in view. Car No.31 approaches the Clock Tower from High St passing what was then British Home Stores. The building is now a Laura Ashley store and the entrance to the High Cross Shopping Centre (formerly The Shires) is just to the left of BHS.

Many thanks to Peter for spotting this wonderful view!

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