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Majorca’s 1913 tram that takes passengers from Soller to a seashore during Port Soller

November 8th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Tram line takes tourists from city of Soller to a seashore during Port Soller
  • Begins in bustling town, passes past fields before charity sea views 
  • Soller is in a north-east of Majorca underneath a Tramuntana mountains

Hunter Davies For The Mail On Sunday

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Who would have suspicion that a holiday in a many abundant and grand area of Majorca would make me consider of my childhood in a grave post-war North of England?

But it did so a really impulse we chanced on a tram line that takes we from a city of Soller to a seashore during Port Soller, a tiny 3 miles away.

I was staying during L’Avenida, a tiny hotel in a center of a town, though we wanted to spend a day during a beach. Take a tram, suggested hotel manager Matthew.

Charming: An strange 1913 tramway takes holidaymakers from a city of Soller in Majorca to a coast 

Charming: An strange 1913 tramway takes holidaymakers from a city of Soller in Majorca to a coast 

I could not trust it. But there in a city is a 1913 tramway – still regulating carriages with beautifully recorded woodwork, and metalwork so discriminating we can see your face in it. we pushed my approach into a swarming car, clutching my cossie, towel and sandwiches, and sat down, my tiny heart violence with anticipation. Off to seaside!

I was immediately ecstatic behind to my boyhood in 1950s Carlisle. At that time, really few people had cars or went on unfamiliar holidays, so a biggest fad in any child’s life was going on a sight to a strand – in a case, to Silloth, some 20 miles away.

The line to Port Soller competence be short, though a trams take we by a cross-section of Majorcan life. You start in a bustling city before rattling along into a suburbs, past fields with lemon and orange trees, and afterwards – oh my integrity – we get a initial tantalising glance of a sea.

The tram rattles past suburbs and fields and lemon  trees, finally charity we a tantalising glance of a sea

The tram rattles past suburbs and fields and lemon trees, finally charity we a tantalising glance of a sea

I stayed on a tram to a tiny terminus, and afterwards sneaked into a driver’s cabin to find that a discriminating image on a steering circle suggested a engine had been finished by Dick Kerr. 

If we know anything about football history, we will know that womanlike munition workers drafted into Dick Kerr’s Preston bureau during a First World War incited themselves into a biggest women’s organisation in England.

I upheld on this fact to passengers removing on a tram for a tour behind to Soller, though they were unimpressed – maybe since they were possibly German or Chinese.

Soller is located in a north-east of Majorca underneath a sharp gawk of a Tramuntana mountains

Soller is located in a north-east of Majorca underneath a sharp gawk of a Tramuntana mountains

Soller is one of several towns and villages clustered in a north-east of Majorca underneath a sharp gawk of a Tramuntana mountains. Personally we found a peaks a bit austere, nowhere nearby as flattering as a Lake District fells, though all a villages are tiny gems full of mill houses and dark squares.

The prettiest we visited was Fornalutx, apparently a many fascinating encampment on a island, if not in all of Spain. The whole area is severely desired by walkers of a certain age. They have good ambience and positively good knees, as there are lots of steps.

Deia has always been a best famous of a villages and we had stayed there before, during La Residencia, when it was owned by Richard Branson. It is now partial of a Belmond group. If anything, a staff and food are even improved than they used to be.

The flattering city of Fornalutx, that is apparently a many fascinating encampment on a island, if not in all of Spain

The flattering city of Fornalutx, that is apparently a many fascinating encampment on a island, if not in all of Spain

Deia seems to have depressed defunct since there are fewer comforts than we remembered. we went to demeanour during a grave of Robert Graves, who lived in Deia for many years. The gravestone is startlingly medium – a tiny chunk with a marker finished in childlike handwriting.

Valldemossa is most busier than Deia or Fornalutx, and has many well-preserved houses, though it also has present shops and cafes spin each corner.

When we tire of shopping, we can spin to Chopin. He stayed in Valldemossa in 1938-39 with his partner George Sand, and he wrote some of his preludes and a polonaise. Sand got a book out of it, A Winter In Majorca.

There is now a Chopin museum in city featuring a piano on that he played.

I checked a piano, anticipating it competence have been finished in Blighty. we could make out a minute P, devising it could be Penrith, though it incited out to have been finished in Paris. Oh well, during slightest we still have that tram…


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