Basil was born in 1936 and developed a keen interest in photography at a young age, his first ever photograph was of a tram, which was number 29 and is now the inspiration for this website.
Basil’s first book was called The G-Plan revolution and brought together two great interests in Basil’s life, photography and furniture. As a young man, Basil took over his grandfather’s furniture business, but always maintained his passion for photography.
Over the years he amassed a large collection of photographs that were organised and stored by his wife Jane who many years later presented the photos back to him, Basil realised that his photographs represented a history of everyday Britain from the 1950’s and 1960’s and this became the inspiration for his books, The Lost Album and Photographs Found.
Tram29.com is the idea of author Basil Hyman who has specialised in books that showcase the history of life in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Basil has produced several books, all of which are available to purchase through this website, and this site has numerous examples of the photography and history shown in the books.
The first book was called The G-Plan revolution which detailed the history of G-Plan furniture, which Basil has a very keen interest in, the book was a great success and won the “Literary wallpaper award” in 2008, and since then he has produced 3 further books with more currently in the making.