Ovenden tram incident
Whitsun Saturday night and everyone wanting an enjoyable night out in town. The tram from Ovenden is packed to capacity and trundling down to Lee Bridge. It suddenly turns over. Fortunately very few are injured and noone is killed. The fear is that it could have been a replica of the North Bridge accident or the one down Bolton Brow in Sowerby Bridge. No-one could explain why it happened and it encouraged further speculation on the choice of a rather narrow gauge track for Halifax considering the number of hills and bends trams had to negotiate.