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The Llandudno
and Colwyn Bay
  Tramway Society  

The 1936 no 7 on the promenade
at Rhos-on-Sea

"2007 - The Year of the Tram"

2007 is the Centenary of the "Opening of the Line" in 1907

December 2006 - work starts on making the roof watertight

February 2007 - mounted on its road trailer

May 2007 - the driver's end vestibules are fitted
note the 'new' crest and fleet number transfers

May 2007 - the first stairs are fitted
Highlight of the year
The full size replica Tram No.7 was on public display at
various locations within the Llandudno, Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay areas
(see below for dates)

After being hauled to Llandudno by the 1940's Matador "Mighty Muriel" early morning on Friday 4th May, the official "Big Launch" took place at Llandudno and was the centre-piece of the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza and Transport Festival weekend (5th to 7th May 2007)
The replica tram No.7 - mounted on a road trailer - and hauled by a steam powered traction engine subsequently took part in two official parades from Llandudno Station round the town before spending Sunday afternoon at the Transport Festival on the Bodafon Fields at Craig-y-Don and Monday afternoon in Mostyn Street located on the original tramway route - where it was seen by thousands of visitors as it brought back memories of over half a centruary ago !
Colwyn Bay and Rhos on Sea were not to be left out
as tram No.7 visited the town on Sunday 3rd June
It was on static display on Rhos Promenade all morning and the early afternoon after which it was hauled along part of the original tramway route through Colwyn Bay
The Society also had a Ll&CBER tramway exhibition in Colwyn Bay public library

Throughout the year, the tram was seen at various events and on Saturday 20th October in order to mark the Centenary of the Opening of the Llandudno and Colwyn bay Electric Railway in 1907, Replica Tram No.7 was hauled along all possible parts of the former tram track route from Llandudno (West Shore) via Craig-y-Don, Penrhynside, Penrhyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay to Old Colwyn (former Queen's Hotel)

2007 Outings

May 4 to 7
Tram on public display for the first time
(Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza and Llandudno Transport Festival)
June 3
Tram on display (Rhos on Sea promenade)
June 11
Tram visit to Conway Road School (West End - Colwyn Bay)
July 21
Tram visit to Llandudno Model Railway Exhibition (Venue Cymru - Llandudno)
July 22
Tram visit to "Songs of Praise" (St David's Church - Penrhyn Bay)
July 26
Tram on display (Bodafon Fields, Llandudno - Rugby Club "Fun Day")
August 5
Tram on display (Eiras Park, Colwyn Bay - Carnival)
August 11 12
Tram on display (Llandudno Carnival - Bodafon Fields)
October 7

Tram on display (Birkenhead Tramway - Wirral "Bus and Tram")

Centenary weekend
October 19
Visit to Bodafon School, followed by
the Tram on static display (Llandudno - Tabernacl Heritage Centre, Upper Mostyn Street)
October 20
Tram towed along the whole of the former tramway route
from Llandudno to Old Colwyn - then back via Rhos-on-Sea promenade

December 1
Tram steam-hauled in the Llandudno Christmas Parade
December 22

Tram in Upper Mostyn Street, Llandudno

Future years
It is planned to again display the tram at various local events throughout the year

If you require any further information
please contact the Events manager - Kath Sutton

A list of future events for members of the Society,
and other 'dates and locations' when the Society's stand will be open to the public, can be found on the Future Events Page

No.7 - static and hauled displays  
  throughout 2007, 2008 and 2009

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