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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tram Times

In his yearly "Diary" published in the most recent London Review of Books, Alan Bennett's entry for 3 February 2012 reads:  "An environmentally sensitive bus named after me in Leeds. I just wish it could have been a tram." Well, who wouldn't?

For images of the Leeds trams Bennett would have known growing up, here's a Youtube reading of a short piece he wrote about his father's taking up the double bass. Be sure to check out the comments about the dialect of the reader (not AB).


  1. May I borrow your copy? It is my favorite (favourite) issue of the year!

  2. Wonderful! I'm a huge Alan Bennett fan. Those trams remind me of the ones in Blackpool, & visits to the Pleasure Beach.