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Donations, either towards our general running costs, or towards specific projects or vehicles are always welcome. Donations can be made online using the Paypal link above. Thank you.

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.

Trust vehicles are not licensed to carry passengers for hire and reward. Sorry!

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Braunstone Civic Centre
  • All this for just £25 per annum

News & Events

Find out more on our events and meetings

Vehicles

Find out more on our vehicles here

All our Stories

Twelve panels that depict Transport in Leicester

Tram Depot

Our new project for Stoneygate Tram Depot

Route 88 Eyres Monsell 60th Anniversary

Route 88 Eyres Monsell 60th Anniversary

  60th Anniversary of Route 88 to Eyres Monsell  The first bus services to Eyres Monsell started on 18th January 1953 with routes 40 to Pasley Road/Lydall Road and 51 which continued on to Sturdee Road/Simmins Crescent. These both ran from Welford Place...

Leicester ‘Wheels’ July 2020 edition

Leicester ‘Wheels’ July 2020 edition

Latest edition of the Leicester Wheels features 70 years of Woods Coaches, Stuart Render tells the story Advantages of joining Some of the advantages of joining the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust are: The opportunity to get involved in restoration, archive work...

Co-op Milk Float for sale on Ebay

Co-op Milk Float for sale on Ebay

Steve Foxon as spotted this for sale on ebay. Its in LE17. Looks to be ex Co-Op and certainly of the type used in Leicestershire and Midlands. Its a super rare BTH made locally too. No reg but that may possibly be traceable. If anybody has space and is keen to take it...

Midland Fox Cub Ford Transit M1

Midland Fox Cub Ford Transit M1

 Update on ex Midland Fox Ford Transit M1. By Bob Fleming Fox Cub M1 is not owned by the Trust, but is an accessioned object in the Leicestershire Museums collection. M1 was first registered in April 1985 and was the prototype for the Midland Fox ‘Fox Cub’ minibus...

‘Fifty Years of Confidence’ New Book Available

‘Fifty Years of Confidence’ New Book Available

 The new book, ‘Fifty Years of Confidence’ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Confidence is now available and ready for dispatch from next week.  Please post cheques for £22.00, which includes postage and packing, payable to Ken Williams, direct to 30...

B&CP Magazine Subscription special offer

B&CP Magazine Subscription special offer

BUS & COACH PRESERVATION MAGAZINE The May 2020 Bus & Coach Preservation magazine has a 7 page article on the second restoration of Leicester City Transport, all Leyland PD2/1 No 154 (FJF 193). There is a generous offer of a mini-subscription of...

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.

This month we were due to hold our April Running Day at Quorn with our friends at the GCR. We also planned to celebrate 50 years of Confidence Bus & Coach. (And launch a restored PD2 too!) The LTHT rely on the income from the sale of the event...

Archive

The Trust’s archive is independently recognised as being important and unique. It relates very specifically to Leicester and Leicestershire covering an incredibly interesting time period not only for the buses and public transport, but in representing the social and demographic changes in the city too. The collection of paper documents, photographs and small artefacts dates back to April 1834 with a London to Nottingham via Leicester stage coach companion.

We have a wealth of material that relates to the late nineteenth century, including a substantial number of items from the Leicester Tramways Company which operated from 1874 to 1901. Material from the twentieth century is well covered and the Trust recognises that the collecting of archive material is an ongoing process. Systems are in place to ensure that current transport related material also takes its rightful place in the archive.

Members of the Trust’s Archive Team receive ongoing support from qualified archivists who are based locally. The team have also been on a number of Collection Care courses organised by the East Midlands Museums Service. Trust volunteers are steadily documenting and digitising items in the extensive collection.

Become a Member

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 £25 per annum