1949 ... Letters page in the newspaper
J. Sinclair of Belle Isle wrote ... Regarding the new Belle Isle Circular tram route, surely it would have been sensible to make the terminus for the number 26 Belle Isle Cars at the old number 27 terminus instead of at the Broom Estate. Middleton residents now have the choice of two trams from town. Belle Isle residents up to the Broom Estate have a choice of two trams and two buses and the residents higher up Belle Isle often find the "circular" tram their only one, full of passengers only travelling half the journey.