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 am 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 2020, 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.
* There are currently no planned monthly meetings due to the Corona virus*
SATURDAY 25th JULY 2020 – Leicester Vintage Bus Running Day, Abbey Lane depot – *Event Cancelled*
Please keep an eye on websites and social media for news of events.
OPEN DAYS at STONEYGATE TRAM DEPOT
11.00 am to 4.30 pm (Times may be different on 8th and 9th August)
SUNDAY 5th JULY 2020
SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST 2020
SATURDAY 8th AUGUST 2020 (Evington Fete Day)
SUNDAY 9th AUGUST 2020 (Oadby Motofest)
SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2020
SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2020 (Heritage Open Day)
SUNDAY 4th OCTOBER 2020
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 £25 per annum
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust. Any financial support you are able to offer would be greatly appreciated and enable the Trust to continue both its current level of activities and to develop new projects.
Payments may be made online via the Paypal website. Please click the button below.
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