Many Huddersfield children have never seen a tramcar in our streets. Ten years ago, on the 28th June, 1940, the last two tramcars arrived at the top of Northumberland Street from Brighouse and discharged their passengers.
The Dunkirk evacuation had taken place only a few weeks before and the black-out regulations were strictly enforced. Consequently, we last tram passengers had our ride inside a vehicle with deep-blue tinted electric-light bulbs. At the end of the run souvenir hunters were busy. I recall two flitting away into the darkness of St . George’s Square with the bamboo trolley-pole…

william B. stocks, huddersfield daily examiner, 28 june 1950