She was the Tram Conductor selling tram tickets at the Cathedral Square Tram Stop. Bev typically had a bag of bird seed concealed in her tram bag. Flocks of the city birds got to know about it and crowded the eves of the Tram Stop shelter. Well Bev, in an effort to keep City Trammies in touch, recently organised a day at Ferrymead Heritage Park. About 20 turned out for a picnic and chat. We rode to Ferrymead village on the wonderful Double-Decker, No 26. Ferrymead motormen treated us superbly.
On the chosen grassed picnic spot picnic tables and chairs (sadly idle for much of the summer) were not – so – expertly assembled. For all that, only Colin Loach’s table collapsed. Colin’s ever tolerant wife, Win, took it so well despite a thorough drenching in her husband’s spilt beer.
Bev passed around an improvised hat and collected $85 for Ferrymead Heritage Park. A great effort Bev and thanks for helping keep us trammies together in Christchurch’s difficult (shaky) times. Trams will run again. Watch this space.