Ticknall Tramway

The Ticknall Tramway was a primitive form of horse tramway which was born in the Canal Age and survived long into the Railway Age. For a distance of 8 miles, it wound its way through the rural areas of North Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. As much of this area is woodland or pasture, many remains of the passage of the tramway survive to the present day, unlike other pioneering tram-roads in industrial areas, which have mostly disappeared.

Video by John Hudson.

Our main Ticknall Tramway article can be found here.

Meanwhile, please set aside a few minutes to watch John Hudson’s excellent video about the construction and operation of the tramway from Ticknall to Willesley canal basin in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Bryan Smith

Bryan is the editor of Ticknall Life community magazine.
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