This picture of Peter's seems to sum up the early 1950's, everything seemed grey, ladies always wore headscarves, parcels in brown paper tied with string. Some things were still rationed at this time and the trams were tired and systems were closing after the war.
His picture features Birminghams futuristic experimental tram 843, it was built by Brush Electrical Engineering of Loughborough and was a lightweight body on
M T bogies, it was ordered in May 1929 and made it into service in September 1930. Although looking long and sleek it acually seated 60 passengers, 2 less than a standard tram. In this picture it is on it's home turf, the 36 route, and is making it's way from Cotteridge along the Pershore Road towards Stirchley.