Ye Olde Time Car, Preston 1882-1903.
Sepia postcard. RP-PPC by Marsden.
Showing Moore's Regatta Inn on hte corner of Fishergate Hill and Strand Road. Postally used in 1904.
The tram seems to have its progress through to broadway blocked by the roadworks seen to the left. The Regatta Inn was once known as 'The Little Bridge Inn' taking it's name from a small 17th century stone bridge over the River Syke. This small bridge was eventually covered over but would have been at the point where the roadworks are taking place. It was this same River Syke that once drove Richard Arkwright's water frame.
looming in the left background are the riverside sheds of William Allsup's shipyard and foundry. These would have been operative at the time of this photograph. The new Penwortham bridge was built in 1914 effectively cutting through the old shipyard. Strand Road branches off to the right immediately behind the Tram.