View of Shepherd's Bush Road showing crowds of people around an open top tram (destination Shepherd's Bush) at 1.26 pm. The West London Railway's Uxbridge Road station is in the background.
Photographed by C H Skillman, 3 Aug 1903
Location: Shepherd's Bush Road
Image no: U9542
Inventory no: 1999/20299
20th Century London caption: This is Shepherd's Bush Road on August bank holiday. Large crowds of people are trying to board an open-top electric tram destined for Shepherd's Bush. West London Railway's Uxbridge Road station is in the background. Shepherd's Bush was an important interchange between train and tram. Through tickets were accepted on both modes of transport. At that time, the holiday fell on the first Monday in August. There were only four bank holidays a year and, since people worked longer hours including Saturday mornings, people made the most of them. The tram still has an open top like the horse-drawn tram it superseded. Later electric trams were fitted with covered tops or fully enclosed top decks.