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‘Trammers’ tracked down to library

‘Trammers’ and trams were the subjects of a children’s activity session at the Henry Bloom Noble Library as part of this year’s Scottish Widows-sponsored Summer Reading Challenge, Story Lab.


DeanZSC 1906His Worship the Mayor Councillor David Ashford  (pictured with four-year-old Dean Cowell) joined children and Scottish Widows volunteers at the session where tramways superintendent Mike Crellin gave a short talk about the Douglas horse tram service which this year is celebrating its 136th anniversary. The workshop session saw children painting model tram horses and trams and creating ‘trammer’ masks.




For the fifth year in succession Scottish Widows is sponsoring the challenge that requires children to read six books of their choice during the holidays and, as they progress through the challenge, earn collectable incentives and rewards.


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Created and run by the Reading Agency, Story Lab aims to keep children reading throughout the school summer holidays and encourage young people to discover the world of books, gain confidence and learn new skills.


(Picture shows Scottish Widows volunteer Paul Young with Adam, nine and James, six, Drummond)