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Jubilee of the Aberdeen Tramways, 1874 - 1924
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Jubilee of the Aberdeen Tramways, 1874 - 1924

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Jubilee of the Aberdeen Tramways, 1874 - 1924
An invitation card for a dinner held to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of tramways in Aberdeen. The event held at the Music Hall took place on 2nd September 1924 and marked the jubilee on 31st August of the same year.

In 1898 Aberdeen Corporation bought the horse tramways of the Aberdeen District Company and undertook significant expansion and modernisation of local public transport.

The organisation was municipally run so the invitation is from the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Council and came from the Town-House.

In addition to the dinner, the card notes there will be a dance afterwards. The beautifully produced card features an embossed Aberdeen coat of arms and two images of the tramways - one a horse drawn tram and the other a then contemporary electrified double-decker.

The invitation was for "Mr Geo Niven & Lady". George Niven was a worker with the company and this card, along with a menu from the dinner, was kindly donated to Aberdeen Local Studies by his daughter in May 2018.
Invitation card
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Transport, Trams, Dinners, Special Events
Aberdeen Local Studies
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