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Colne Trams

The last days of the trams, and the end of an era for a small Lancashire town.

Amateur film 1934 3 mins Silent

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Filmmaker Edgar Duckworth, local councillor and cinema owner, records traffic on Market Street in Colne in this short reel from 1934. Opened in November 1903, the Colne and Trawden Light Railway ran along the Burnley and Keighley roads though the town. The line closed for good on 6th January 1934, shortly after these scenes were shot, so the film marks the end of an era for this Lancashire town.