When Liverpool’s last tram paraded along Lord Street for the last time in 1957 I was there, crying. I loved the trams and was broken hearted to see them leaving so early in my life, as I was only 3. Ever since, I’ve missed them and lamented their absence. And I suppose I’d assumed most of the tram lines had been dug up by now. But not so, as a walk along Penny Lane at the weekend showed me.
The Smithdown end of Penny Lane is closed at the moment as the Ullet and Smithdown roadworks proceed slowly along to wherever they’re going to stop.
For all I know they’re already covered up with new tarmac by now. But for a few minutes on Sunday I was happily back in the rattle and sway of a Liverpool tram.
There were at least half a dozen tram fans poking around the roadworks alongside me.
Still, while I’m on, a word.
The idlest and longest running site in Liverpool and a complete show. Anyone know why it’s taking so long and how long we’re going to allow it to take?
I know it’s not a matter of life or death, it just irritates me.