Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is an independent volunteer community group established in September 2014 to help promote and support the continued operation of the world's last remaining 19th century original horse-drawn passenger tramway, running along the seafront promenades of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, since 1876.
The Tramway forms an intrinsic part of the Island's heritage offering to visitors; it is an icon for both Douglas and the Isle of Man, part of the nation's identity.
WHO WE ARE
Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway .....
BECOME A FRIEND
Joining Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway helps us to demonstrate tangible public support for maintaining the tram service along the Douglas sea-front promenades using horse-drawn original tramcars.
Maintaining a working role for heavy horses (in our case Clydesdales and Shires) is also an important element of their equine breed conservation.
It's free to join us. All we ask is that our Friends help in some small way, for example by:
On behalf of Amby, Charles, Douglas, Ian and the other 'Trammers', a big thank you for your support.
PROJECTS & VOLUNTEERING
Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway seeks to provide practical volunteer help and assistance in support of the operation of the Tramway and the upkeep and welfare of its horses.
Volunteer help may include:
If you would like to be involved with one or more of these projects on a part-time voluntary basis, please do get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your help will be most welcomed.