Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

London Tramways Co

From Graces Guide

of Camberwell New Road, London SE (1892)

1869-73 Lines laid out

1883 12th ordinary general meeting of the company[1]. Planned extension from Westminster Bridge to near Charing Cross railway bridge; discussed extension to Hammersmith.

1891 The company was still interested in promoting a bill to extend to Charing Cross; the South London Company was also interested in laying lines across Westminster Bridge[2]

1892 With one exception, the company represented the largest tramway interest in the country[3]

1892 Completed the conversion of the Streatham Hill and Kennington Cable Tramway to cable operation.

1892 The company owned 23.25 miles of tramway in South London, converging on the Westminster and Blackfriars bridge[4]

1895 The company considered its response to the terms offered by the London County Council to lease its lines; it took acount of the responses of the North Metropolitan Tramways Co and the London Street Tramways Co to the Council's actions[5]

1898 The acquisition by the London County Council was under detailed legal examination[6]

By 1899 the undertaking had been transferred to the London County Council[7]; the tramway along the Waterloo Road reverted to the South London Tramways Company


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 17, 1883
  2. The Times, Jul 14, 1891
  3. the Engineer 1892/12/09
  4. The Times, February 18, 1892
  5. The Times July 10, 1895
  6. The Times, Jan 11, 1898
  7. The Times, Aug 14, 1899