The video on the left showing the band playing the fanfare and a couple of marches on top of the tram was created from work by David Hennessey and Monopodman.  You can see their full videos on Youtube by clicking on their names.

The Meresyside Tram Preservation Society have restored tram 245 and to assist in its launch we provided a fanfare as it left the tram shed and then played a selection of marches on top of a tram as it traveled from the shed to Birkenhead's Woodside Ferry. You can see and hear some of it in the video opposite.

It was great fun, the BTPS people made us most welcome, and, for once this year, the sun shone while we played..

It isn't like this at the Albert Hall

It isn't like this at the Albert Hall

Hard seats, a lot of shake rattle and roll but sounding good.

What are We Playing Next?

What are We Playing Next?

Jenni and Claire wonder what's going to happen next.

The Band Again

The Band Again

Another march and a close up of Steve's embouchure.

The Heavy Section

The Heavy Section

Euph and Bass bring up the back end of the tram.

The Trials of a Conductor

The Trials of a Conductor

While the rest of us at least had seats Eddie had to try and hold the whole thing together whilst hanging onto the doorway.

Another view of the band

Another view of the band

The band all settled in on top of the tram.

Have We Arrived?

Have We Arrived?

A short break at Woodside Ferry in Birkenhead. This is directly opposite the famous Liverpool Pier Head for those not familiar with Merseyside landmarks.