A MEMORIAL to mark the lives of tramways and transport department employees killed in the First and Second World Wars is on display in Portsmouth’s Guildhall.
Honoured are the 28 Portsmouth Corporation Tramways employees who died in the First World War, and nine City of Portsmouth Passenger Transport Department employees who lost their lives in the Second World War.
The memorial was previously at the Red and Blue Sports and Social Club – Portsmouth City Council’s transport workers’ social club – in Gamble Road.
Portsmouth City Council’s museums service rescued it from the club days before the building was due to be demolished.
Councillor Steve Pitt, cabinet member for culture leisure and sport, said: ‘We are pleased that it has been possible to save this memorial and to have it on public display again in time with the centenary commemorations.’
The top half of the memorial commemorates men killed in the First World War and was displayed in the Lest we Forget First World War exhibition at Portsmouth Museum in 2014.