Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust was formed in 2007 as a result of a merger of two well established groups with  similar interests and objectives. The Trust was awarded  Charitable Status in 2008 under the classification of  Education, Training, Heritage, Environment and  Conservation. The Trust's principal aim is to research, preserve and  promote Leicester and Leicestershire's road transport  heritage. Our interest is in all forms of road transport, be it  bus, coach, tram, truck, van, car or cycles providing it has  a local connection. Our aspiration is to showcase the area's rich and  fascinating transport heritage in a permanent museum and  we are making notable progress in realising this exciting  objective. Whilst many consider transport to be a very mechanical  subject we are great believers in the importance of the  social aspect of transport heritage because it is very much  about the people that made the industry work and thrive, in  addition to the equipment they used to achieve this. It is  also about the people who worked on and used Leicester's  public transport and how it transformed the city and the  lives of the people who live or lived here. Trust members have the opportunity to get involved in  vehicle restoration, archive related work or representing  the Trust at community events if they wish to do so.
Welcome Welcome to our new website. You can find out much more about the Trust and our work. We have some interactive features to explore, many images and histories of our vehicles and you can keep up to date with our latest plans. If you have any information or would like to get involved please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always interested in hearing about old transport photographs and other local transport related material.
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Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Registered Office: 8 Ingrams Way, Wigston, Leicester. LE18 3TU. Registered in England as a company (No. 6406326). Registered Charity No. 1124024 © Leicester Transport Heritage Trust 2013 All images © LTHT or original owner Email - info@ltht.org.uk
Advantages of joining Some of the advantages of joining the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust are: The opportunity to get involved in restoration, archive work and community outreach Receive a quarterly high quality local transport related journal Monthly Saturday morning social meeting at New Walk Museum All this for just £18 per annum
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This is a first draft video of a digital reconstruction of London Road tram depot in  Leicester UK, a rare example of an Edwardian tram depot which is the focus of Leicester  Transport Heritage Trust's campaign to re-use the building and their collection of vintage transport vehicles for a new transport museum. De Montfort University's Digital Building Heritage Group has been assisting the LTHT under the AHRC's Connected Community:  Community Heritage programme in a co-production projproject to use digital  technologies to better understand and interpret this interesting area of transport history. Big Thanks to Steffan Davies on the 3D modelling and Dr. Douglas Cawthorne the project  leader.
Another successful Leicester Heritage Bus  Running Day took place on September 7th under  glorious blue sky's. The LTHT would like to thank  First Leicester, National Space Centre, Abbey  Pumping Station Museum and the Great Central  Railway for helping us stage this event.