Shipley Tramways

Owner Joseph Speight
Opened 3rd August 1882 (horse)
Operator Joseph Speight
Closed 2nd May 1883
Taken over November 1883 (Shipley and District Tramway Company, owned by Maurice Jones)
Re-opened 9th February 1884 (horse)
Closed 13th February 1885, though services may have operated sporadically until June 1885
Taken over July 1885? (Bradford District Steam Tramways Company Ltd)
Re-opened July 1885? (horse)
Closed September 1887, the company having entered liquidation
Taken over March 1888 (Bradford and District Tramways Company Ltd)
Re-opened Summer 1888? (horse)
Opened 26th August 1888 (new line from Saltaire to Frizinghall)
Entered receivership February 1891
Closed 9th October 1891
Taken over (track) March 1893 (Shipley Local Board) - Saltaire to Frizinghall line
Re-opened 31st March 1893 (Saltaire to Frizinghall line only [steam])
Operator (lessee) Bradford Tramways and Omnibus Company Ltd
Name changed (owner) 1894 (to Shipley Urban District Council)
Taken over (lessee) 1st February 1902 (Bradford Corporation)
Operator (lessee) Bradford City Tramways (Saltaire to Frizinghall line only [steam])
Last steam service 13th April 1902 (Saltaire to Frizinghall line)
First electric service 5th May 1902 (Frizinghall to the Branch Hotel)
Operator (lessee) Bradford City Tramways
Taken over (operation) 23rd July to the 14th November 1903 (Mid-Yorkshire Tramways Company [electric]) - newly built lines of Shipley UDC
Taken over (lessee) 30th April 1904 (Bradford Corporation) - MYTCo assets, including tramcars
Taken over (lease) 30th April 1904 (Bradford Corporation) - lease formerly held by the MYTCo
Operator Bradford City Tramways
Closed 6th May 1939
Length 4.83 miles
Gauge 4ft 0ins

Button description (1882 to 1893) Uniforms probably not worn

Button description (1893 to 1903) Pattern of button used by the BT&OCo is currently unknown (see link)

Button description (1903 to 1904) Pattern of button used by the MYTCo is currently unknown (see link)

Button description (1904 to 1903) Uniforms bore Bradford City Tramways buttons (see link)

Comment Photos of Shipley horse trams have not survived, so it is impossible to state whether or not uniforms were worn. Marked buttons have however not come to light, strongly suggesting that they never existed.