Leicester Transport Heritage Trust
LEICESTER TRANSPORT HERITAGE TRUST in conjunction with BaMMOT hold monthly social meetings, between 10 am and 12.30 pm, at the Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP. Local bus and coach photographs together with Trust publications are on sale at these meetings. There is a charge of £4.00 towards the cost of room hire. Free tea, coffee and biscuits are provided at the interval. The venue has a good size car park and Arriva bus service 104 runs every 15 minutes from the City Centre (Haymarket). We would suggest the 9.25 departure. Alight at the Henley Crescent shops.
If you wish to present a slide or film show or give a talk at a meeting in 2018, please contact Mike Greenwood by e-mail on email@example.com or by writing to him at 11 Elliott Drive, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, LE3 3FA.
SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2019
“West Yorkshire Road Car Company (engines, thrift and inconsistency”). A presentation by Bob Cooper.
SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER 2019
“As seen by a tram conductor”. Presentation by Ken Johnson
STONEYGATE TRAM DEPOT
2019 OPEN DAY’s
SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2019. 11 am to 4 pm
SUNDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2019. 11 am to 4 pm
SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019. 11 am to 4 pm
SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER 2019. 11 am to 4 pm
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 Braunstone Civic Centre
- All this for just £20 per annum
If you wish to support any of the LTHT vehicle project’s please make a donation using the Paypal donate button below.
The owner of the Brown's Blue AEC RT, KLB 596 will be providing a connecting bus service to Buses Festival event at Gaydon, Warwickshire, on Sunday 18th August 2019. The pick up points and times are as follows: Gravel Street (St. Margaret's Bus Station) 07:45 am...
Saturday 27th July 2019 saw another successful LTHT Heritage Bus Running Day. Despite the wet weather the event which was held at the First Leicester depot on Abbey Lane still attracted many visitors tempted by the attraction of travelling on buses from days passed,...
To celebrate the 80th birthday of a rather special AEC double decker the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust have produced a 24 page (A4 size) soft back publication featuring the story of 329. Mike Greenwood and Bob Fleming have researched the history of ex Leicester...
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Due to be published by Pen &Sword on 18th January 2019 is ‘LEICESTER’S BUSES AND TRAMS – 20th Century Landmarks’. This 256 page hardback book has been thoroughly researched and written by LTHT member Andrew Bartlett. The Trust will be taking a stock of...
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