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Trams

Trams arrived in Hampton Wick with routes running from Twickenham starting in 1903 and across Kingston Bridge in 1906. The need to alleviate sharp bends and widen the roads led to much demolition but also improved road surfaces with wood (and sometimes stone) blocks.

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Trams ran from 1903 on a circular route from Twickenham via Teddington and Hampton Court. The White Hart was a major stop on the route.
Trams ran from 1903 on a circular route from Twickenham via Teddington and Hampton Court. The White Hart was a major stop on the route.
Demolition work on the High Street December 1902
Demolition work on the High Street December 1902
Track laying opposite the corner of School Road, 1903.
Track laying opposite the corner of School Road, 1903.
The section of track from Kingston Bridge to Hampton Court was provided with superior (and costly) granite sett blocks. The Dew Drop Inn is shown on the right of the postcard.
The section of track from Kingston Bridge to Hampton Court was provided with superior (and costly) granite sett blocks. The Dew Drop Inn is shown on the right of the postcard.
A tram passes the Local Board Offices and Endowed School.
A tram passes the Local Board Offices and Endowed School.
First tram crossing Kingston Bridge 1 March 1906.
First tram crossing Kingston Bridge 1 March 1906.
The double tracks completely filled the original (unwidened) bridge.
The double tracks completely filled the original (unwidened) bridge.
Trolleybuses, like trams, ran on overhead power lines. Most routes were therefore converted from earlier tram routes in the 1930s. Trolleybuses were themselves replaced by buses in the early 1960s.
Trolleybuses, like trams, ran on overhead power lines. Most routes were therefore converted from earlier tram routes in the 1930s. Trolleybuses were themselves replaced by buses in the early 1960s.