Falkirk & District Tramways workers

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1915
Description
The men at the back have 'Motorman' (driver) on their hats and 'FDTC' (Falkirk and District Tramway Company) on their collars. The man seated with the dog is probably an inspector. The women are probably conductresses. One wears a sprig of white heather.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1915
Subject place
Subject notes
As a large number of employees enlisted during the First World War, women were employed as 'lady conductors' from June 1915 and as drivers from June 1916. By 1918 there was an 'Inspectress'. A driver was paid sixpence an hour, with fines for heavy power consumption.

Falkirk’s tramway was built in 1905 and trams ran both ways round a circular route from Falkirk through Bainsford, Stenhousemuir, Larbert and Camelon. In 1935 it was bought by a bus company and closed the following year.
Accession number
P17786

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