The Scottish Tramway and Transport Society was known as the Scottish Tramway Museum Society until 1983. Like The Tramway Museum Society which followed it, the STMS grew out of the Light Railway Transport League, being founded on 27th June 1951. In the year 2000 edition (No.52) of "Scottish Transport" we reported on the "Centenary Scot" event at Crich, mentioning that Graham Ewing was the only surviving founder member of the STMS resident in UK. We were wrong, as two others were quick to point out! Nigel Macmillan of Clarkston and Vernon Wood of Dover reminded your wayward Editor that they were both founder members. They both provided detailed information on the very origins of the Society. Our Golden Jubilee is an appropriate opportunity to set this out.
A Hard Lesson
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"LIGHT RAILWAY TRANSPORT
60,Drumsargard Road Burnside
23rd June 1951
Preservation of Historic Vehicles.
It has been the feeling of a number of Members in this area that the 1898 ex-"Room and Kitchen" single deck tramcar, until recently in the service of the G.C.T.Mains Dept. should be preserved. This vehicle is now out of service and is being offered for disposal.
A meeting will therefore be held on the evening of Wednesday 27th June at 7.30 p.m. in the Kenilworth Hotel, Queen Street, Glasgow, to discuss ways and means of acquiring it and restoring it to its original condition.
ROBERT R. CLARK.
Scottish Divisional Secretary.
SCOTTISH TRAMWAY MUSEUM SOCIETY
ROBERT R. CLARK,
7th July, 1951 60, Drumsargard Road, Burnside,
PRESERVATION OF G.C.T. "ROOM
AND KITCHEN" TRAMCAR,
Dear Sir or Madam,
In response to the unanimous request of those present at our inaugural meeting at the Kenilworth Hotel on 27th June, a visit has been arranged to Dalmarnock Tram Depot on THURSDAY 12TH JULY 1951 at 7.30 p.m. to inspect the above car before the Transport Department undertake the removal of the testing equipment from it. All those interested are cordially invited to attend. (Trams 17,26, and 36 pass the Depot).
A responsible official of the Department will be present to explain the dismantling necessary to remove this equipment, in order that we may be able to co-ordinate it with the dismantling which we shall have to undertake in restoring the car to its original condition.
Subject to the prevailing weather, it is proposed to take both moving and still pictures of the car for the Society's records.
After the inspection, a meeting will be held to consider a draft constitution for the Society. All those who are already members, or who wish to be enrolled may remain to take part in the meeting.
ROBERT R. CLARK Hon. Secretary.
SCOTTISH TRAMWAY MUSEUM SOCIETY
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