The decision to build a tram was taken by a group of 1,881 business
people way back in 36 under the direction of Sir Christopher Bakebean,
later the Duke of Earl, pictured here with his harem.
The consortium initially proposed a tram link between Framley
and Codge, with a "Prospector Pete's Wild Ride" log
flume between Codge and Urling, then the tram again as far as
Clinton. Passengers were encouraged to rely on their own feet
to get them between the tram and the insides of buildings in the
town. Early tests proved positive for this approach (apart from
the log flume) and construction of the first inch of track was
completed between Spring and Autumn of that year.