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Walthamstow Urban District Council Light Railways

Walthamstow Urban District Council Light Railways operated a tramway service in Walthamstow between 1905 and 1933.[1]

History

The Walthamstow and District Light Railway Order of 1903 authorised Walthamstow Urban District Council to start electric tramway services on 3 June 1905.

The tramways became immortalised in January 1909, in national newspapers. The incident was known as the Walthamstow Tram Chase. Two Latvian revolutionaries attacked a clerk in Tottenham and stole a large amount of money. Pursued by the police and the public there was shooting and some people were killed. The thieves commandeered a tram towards Highams Park. Both men eventually killed themselves and the money was never found. The incident later became the subject of a silent film.[2]

Closure

The services were taken over by London Passenger Transport Board on 1 July 1933.

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