Family Day and Heritage Lecture Saturday 12 September 2015
Members of the region together with their families enjoyed a day out combined with a presentation from the Heritage Group at the Tramway Village Museum in Crich.
The Heritage Presentation was given by the secretary of the Heritage Group, Mike Barber who described ventilation and heating systems on early trams and showed pictures of early heating equipment used on trams and in tram depots.
After the presentation members were free to visit the exhibits which included some of the trams that Mike had talked about earlier, and were able to ride on a number of different trams operating throughout the day. Other attractions at the museum include a history of tram networks in the UK, demonstrations of various tram restoration works and displays of trams from around the world, together with woodland walks, viewpoints across the Derwent Valley, a wood sculpture trail and children’s play areas. One of the tram stops included an exhibition and display of various lead mining equipment and methods used in the Derbyshire lead mining industry.
Although the day started with heavy rain, the sun came out at lunch time and shone for most of the afternoon, and a good day was had by all!
“A Grand Day Out”