Letter: Transported back in time by a photograph

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The Independent Online
Sir: In the caption to your photograph of a horse-drawn tram (2 June), you say there were '296 such trams in London towards the end of the last century'. I was born in 1900 and lived in Wood Green. To visit my grandparents in Highbury New Park, I took a tram to Manor House, where I changed to a horse-tram (on an incline a trace horse was attached).

As I was considered old enough to travel by myself, the year was probably 1907 or 1908.

Yours truly,


London, W4

2 June

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