Exeter Corporation Tramways

Owner Exeter Corporation
Took over 1st February 1904 (Exeter Tramways [horse] - owned and operated by the Tramway Purchase Syndicate)
Operator Exeter Corporation
First electric route 4th April 1905
Closed 19th August 1931
Length 4.95 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins

Button description Title ('Exeter Corporation Tramways') surrounding arms (shield with a three-towered castle, surmounted by a lion holding an orb with cross) with pegasus supporters, all above motto: 'Semper Fidelis' (Ever true)
Materials known Brass; chrome
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The motto allegedly comes from none other than Queen Elizabeth I and is a reference to Exeter's financial support for the English Fleet of 1588 (the year of the Spanish Armada).

The municipal transport undertaking was only renamed to 'Exeter Corporation Transport' after the demise of the tramway, so tramway employees would only ever have worn uniforms bearing 'Exeter Corporation Tramways' buttons.