These nostalgic photos show a tram car approaching the Bridge Street and Fleet Street junction on the day the tramways were opened in September 22 1904.

Just over a century ago, our town's roads welcomed a new form of public transport which proved popular with passengers.

One pic from the Adver archives shows a tram covered in decorations in 1911 to celebrate the coronation of King George V.

Another photo shows a more sombre occasion, when a tram overturned at the foot of Victoria Road in June 1906, killing five people.

After only 25 years of operation, Swindon's Trams were phased out by buses in 1929.