Still not got to ride a Baby Grand

No not a piano but a Baby Grand tram as this particular type of tram became known as.

The one I am talking about (former Liverpool Corporation tram 245) was restored to working order at Birkenhead Tramway Museum during 2015 but despite a number of trips over to Birkenhead I have still not been able to ride on it.


I thought last night’s ‘Night at the Tramway Museum’ event was cert’ for a ride as it was definitely running. However, Murphy’s law intervened as it broke down at the Woodside Ferry Terminal end of the line before Jen and I had chance to ride on it. We had to settle for a look around it as a static exhibit. Here are a couple of photos of the beautifully restored (Tram of the year 2015) Liverpool Baby Grand:-



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The two photos above are on my Flickr page at:-

Thetis Memorial

Thetis Memoria at Woodside

Thetis Crest

On the riverside near to Woodside Ferry Terminal in Birkenhead there sits this memorial to the submariners who perished in the 1939 disaster. She sank during trials on 1 June 1939 with the loss of 99 lives.

Thetis had been built in Birkenhead at the Cammell Laird shipyard.

The photos are amongst my Flickr shots at:-