Trams ply the authentic streets, you can see the dentist, the post office and the general store.
This double-deck balcony tram was delivered to Sheffield Corporation Tramways in 1907 and was in service until 1956. It arrived at Beamish in December 1973 as 342 (owing to the large number of more modern trams introduced by Sheffield) and painted in Gateshead colours.
It operated in this form until 1985, when it was withdrawn for a major rebuild to restore it to its 1920s condition as open balcony car 264. After 14 years in operation at the museum, the decision had to be taken to withdraw 264 from service in 2002, pending major restoration work.
After over a decade out of use, Sheffield 264 has returned to passenger service following the completion of its overhaul and stunning repaint.
Maybe not - but the tram is a real good-looker!
For fbb, however, the best bit, by far, is a ride behind a reproduction of Locomotion No 1 on the Pockerley Wagonway.
Meanwhile, there are upcoming updates for GoTimetable Seaton, ditto Sheffield; Church meeting, Wednesday morning drop-in and a doctor's appointment (routine) plus a Church service to prepare for Sunday 18th. Such are the delights of retirement!