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 10th AUGUST 2019
Chris Aston will present a slide show of ‘Oddities’ plus a selection of local transport material.
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.
Other 2019 Events
SATURDAY 27th JULY 2019
The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust will have a collection of buses and coaches on display at the First Leicester Depot on Abbey Lane, Saturday 27th July 2019. 10.00 am – 4 pm.
We will also be running a free bus service every 15 minutes from the site to and from the City Centre. The route will pick up and set down at Gravel St for St Margarets Bus Station, Southgates for the Cathedral and King Richard III visitor centre, Waterloo Way opposite the London Rd Railway Station (KMPG building, currently a temporary stop because of roadworks) Charles Street, stop CL (New Look store) and then Abbey St, before returning to the First Leicester depot on Abbey Lane.
There is NO CAR PARKING on site at the First Leicester Depot (only a limited number of disabled spaces) so we recommend using the Free LTHT service from the City Centre or the First Leicester bus service No.54 (fares payable) from the City Centre which passes the Depot.
The Birstall Park & Ride 303 service also passes the Abbey Lane Depot site (Byford Rd/Abbey Lane stop). Departures from Birstall P&R are 00, 15, 30, 45 pass the hour. Fare is £3.50 which covers parking and bus journey. There is also a group ticket of just £4 for up to 5 people travelling together in one car.
Nearby attractions also include the Abbey Pumping Station which will be open from 11.00 – 4pm and the National Space Centre which has it’s own pay and display car park.
The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust would like to thank the First Leicester management and team for allowing the LTHT to stage this event at the Depot.
Sorry, there will be NO First Leicester depot open day. This was unfortunately advertised by mistake and all activities including the LTHT bus & coach display and transport sales stalls will be based in the outside yard at the Abbey Lane depot.
Please note that there is NO CAR PARKING AT ABBEY LANE DEPOT. First Leicester service 54 to Beaumont centre passes the depot entrance and runs every 12 minutes from Haymarket Bus Station (stand HY). The Birstall Park & Ride service also passes the depot entrance.
STONEYGATE TRAM DEPOT
2019 OPEN DAY’s
SUNDAY 4th AUGUST
SUNDAY 11th AUGUST (In connection with the Oadby Motorfest event)
SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 15th SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER
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
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