Thursday, January 23

Andy Garth: Compensation

- April 16, 2018

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Believe it or not there are loads of people interested in trams!

Brighton had a fantastic tram service from 1901 till 1939 and they all terminated at the Lewes Road depot that is still used as a bus depot today.

So imagine my joy when I picked up the book as seen in the photo.

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It’s the Accident claim book for the period 1926-1932 and includes every minor and major incident involving a tram car across the town, from torn coats and minor bumps to quite big accidents.

Every minor and major incident involving a tram car across the town

The incident I have found seemed the most compensated within the book.

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I know there are four pictures this week, but it tells a great story with the news cutting from the local paper about a runaway tram in Ditchling Road on 3rd October 1930, and the names in the article match the names on the compensation note in the book.

I love putting jigsaws like this together, and this is the stuff I like buying as it’s real social history and actually happened here in Brighton and Hove.

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We are now putting our May Auction together so if you have anything let me know.

Any more info needed on these please let me know Brightonandhovestuff@gmail.com


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