Catalogue ReferenceD/WT
TitleRecords of Wantage Tramway Company Limited
Date1873-1947
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
LevelFonds
Extent14 vols, 1 file, 22 bdls, 15 docs, 1 item
Admin HistoryThe Company went into voluntary liquidation in 1947, having acted as conveyor of passenger and goods traffic from the centre of the town of Wantage to Wantage Road railway station, the main Western Region line. The course of the tramway track lay along the side of the Wantage - Oxford road and the site is now incorporated in the highway. These archives were presented by the last Chairman of the Company.
AcquisitionPresented in August 1954 (acc. 617); October 1960 (acc. 820)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 617: 1/1-2; 2-15
Acc. 820: 1/3, 3A, 4-7, 7A; 16-48
Related MaterialA typescript volume of notes towards a history of the Tramway by D.H. Wilson Esq., of Abingdon, is available for consultation in the Local Studies Library, Reading Central Library (reference BV/IF). An illustrated history, The Wantage Tramway by S.H. Pearce Higgins (1958) is in the Record Office Library.
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