First Tram to Rawdon 1909

First Tram to Rawdon 1909
Title First Tram to Rawdon
Date 26th May 1909
Location Rawdon
Photo ID D099
Comment The decorated tram is outside Benton Congregational Church, at the junction with Green Lane and New Road Side. A crowd has gathered to witness the proceedings.
First Tram to Rawdon 1909

M062 – First Tram to Rawdon, 1909.

First Tram to Rawdon – 1909

The tram is outside Crowtrees House on New Road Side with guests and members of Rawdon Council.
The lady in the middle of the group wearing a fox fur is Mrs Johnson Gott, Mr Johnson Gott is to her right.
They lived on Micklefield Lane, he was a painter.

First Tram to Rawdon 1909

M080 – First Tram to Rawdon, 1909.

First Tram to Rawdon – 1909

This was the scene at the bottom of Green Lane just before the junction with New Road Side.
People are thronging round the “Special Car” which is carrying local worthies.
In the centre at the front is a man wearing a straw boater hat, on his left is George Herbert Teale, Chairman of Yeadon Council.

Previous Comments:

Re M062
jennygott
Mrs Johnson Gott shown in the picture was originally Priscilla Rowse, born 1862, in Thorpe, Lincolnshire. Johnson and Priscilla had 2 children Ellen and Harold. Harold was killed in 1918 in action in Italy and a window in St. Peter’s church has his name transcribed.
22 July 2013.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 21 April 2021.
Last updated: 21 April 2021.

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