This story is getting a little intriguing.
Roderick Smith quotes the article as staying “Sam Dunning, Tina Payne and Joe Girolamo have launched the Tram Side Kiosk at Glenelg. Photo: Ben Kelly
During its life on the rails, Tram 361 ferried generations of South Australians between Adelaide and Glenelg before it was retired. It ended up at a Victorian museum, only to eventually be brought home to South Australia and placed on display at Wigley Reserve with its doors locked shut.” (Dr John Radcliffe’s highlighting.)
A check of that issue of InDaily’s supplement ‘The Forager’ (Food, drink and travel stories from InDaily, CityMag and SALIFE, including news, reviews, recipes, features and events) - I receive daily emails from InDaily and for some reason I had not deleted the email containing the article * shows that the journalist (Ben King) does not specifically name Bylands as the museum. He writes “During its life on the rails, Tram 361 ferried generations of South Australians between Adelaide and Glenelg before it was retired. It ended up in tram a museum (sic), only to eventually be brought home to Glenelg and placed on display at Wigley Reserve with its doors locked shut. “ – still a bit of lax journalism by failing to investigate the history (not difficult to contact the council or Adelaide Metro) and thus at the same time also promote the AETM at St Kilda (the one is Sarf Straya).
This means that either Roderick’s source is incorrect or the item has been amended since its original publication- ‘tis a pity that Roderick’s article appears more than 3 months after the original story was published. However, I do understand that the work that he puts in to enlighten us of events far and wide is extremely time consuming and he is to be thanked for providing us with that service.
The article can be found at https://indaily.com.au/eat-drink-explore/2021/01/20/glenelgs-new-tram-side-kiosk-takes-over-former-buffalo-site/?utm_medium=email https://indaily.com.au/eat-drink-explore/2021/01/20/glenelgs-new-tram-side-kiosk-takes-over-former-buffalo-site/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Forager%2020%20January%202021&utm_content=Forager%2020%20January%202021+CID_3635cf0754724793a5b3fb4dc0ce913f&utm_source=EDM&utm_term=READ%20MORE &utm_campaign=Forager%2020%20January%202021&utm_content=Forager%2020%20January%202021+CID_3635cf0754724793a5b3fb4dc0ce913f&utm_source=EDM&utm_term=READ%20MORE
Unfortunately, it appears that Mr King does reside in SA, ‘clicking’ on his name at the start of the article brings up other articles penned by him.
Steve Hamer, who might have to venture down to Palindrome to sample the coffee (which is what the article was all about – get the punters in).
From:tramsdownunder@... [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mal Rowe
Sent: Thursday, 29 April, 2021 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Fw: Wed.20.1.21 daily digest - Glenelg Tram 361
On 28/04/2021 21:26, Radcliffe, John (L&W, Waite Campus) wrote:
The underlying story from the publication In Daily about H car 361 seemingly having been to Bylands and then being brought back to Adelaide is not correct. When the H car fleet was being disposed of, the Holdfast Bay (Glenelg) Council sought a car, without being quite yet clear what they would do with it. When asked to remove it, the Council had to arrange temporary covered storage at the Tramway Museum, St Kilda, to which it paid rent. In 2012, the Council took delivery of it and relocated it to a plinth at Glenelg, ultimately covering it in Wigley Reserve where it occasionally got some defensive but not very accurate new paint. As part of a revamping of Wigley Reserve initiated from 2019, it is now leased out adjacent to a small “pop-up” tea/coffee outlet. See https://kidsinadelaide.com.au/tram-side-kiosk/
Well, I guess that some journalist (probably not living in Adelaide) knows that St Kilda is in Victoria!
Mal Rowe in Melbourne Australia (not the Florida one)