The city of Coventry was to suffer devastating damage during World War II, with much of its historic centre – including its medieval cathedral – largely destroyed. Amongst the casualties was the city’s small tramway network; never extensive and already under threat before the war started, hostilities had resulted in the tramway initially been given a stay of execution – indeed services were restored to one route – but the attacks by the Luftwaffe, culminating in the disastrous raid of 14 November 1940, saw the final trams operate. Now, however, little remains to remind people of this once important form of transport other than historic photographs.
The Lost Tramways of England series documents the tram networks which were at the heart of many of Britain’s growing towns and cities from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Transport expert Peter Waller, author of numerous works on the regional tram systems of the UK, guides you along the route of the network and discusses its key features stop by stop.
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