Birmingham City Transport
From Trams to Buses in the Coronation Year
- David Harvey
15th May 2013
In this book, David Harvey takes a look at Birmingham city transport in the Coronation year of 1953, covering the city's buses and trams. He starts by giving a brief overview of Birmingham in 1953 and then goes on to examine the Birmingham bus network, starting off by showing buses decorated for the Coronation and amid Birmingham's wider celebrations. The focus then shifts to the switch-over from trams to buses, first concentrating on the buses that took over from the trams, and then on the trams themselves. David pays particular attention to the final tram routes operating in the city, and then to the final day of operations and the very last trams. He also shows the scrapping of the trams. In this wonderful collection of photographs, some of which have never been published before, David Harvey gives a unique view of Birmingham in 1953, a period of great change in the city, and the country as a whole.