Story: City children and youth

Trolley racing (2nd of 3)

Trolley racing

Street-trolley racing was a thrilling pastime for 20th-century children. Trolleys were usually hand-made – often from old pram wheels and apple boxes. Considerable speed could be attained on steep streets, with inevitable spills and grazes.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401/A1216

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Ben Schrader, 'City children and youth - City, suburbs and recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010