2018 AGM and Conference
This year’s AGM will be on Saturday 28 April in the Coventry Trasnport Museum. See the Events page for details and speakers.
RTHA Journal Archive
Journals from issue 68 to issue 87 have been published on the Journal Archive page. Older issues wil be scanned and added over the next months.
The Road Transport History Association
The Roads & Road Transport History Association, founded in 1992, promotes, encourages and co-ordinates the study of the history of roads, road passenger transport and the carriage of goods. In 2005, the Association became a Company Limited by Guarantee.
We cover the whole range of transport history from the earliest times to the current age … packhorses, carters, street furniture, economics, social trends, the effects of gender upon transport, personalities in road transport, avenues of research, regulation by governments or local authorities, manufacturers and bodybuilders, cycling, sources of transport history, the preservation of artefacts, photographic material, the exploration of archives, the need to promote transport and logistics as a career, a general, boundless interest in transport, and even quite simple nostalgia.
This breadth of interests contributes to valuable cross-fertilisation. We aim to encourage those interested in a particular aspect of transport, to understand their chosen subject in the context of developments in other areas and at other periods.
Change of Association Name
Previously known as the Roads and Road Transport History Association, the 2017 AGM approved the name change to Road Transport History Association.
We advise members that this change does not demote our interest in roads – it merely simplifies our title.
All roads remain an integral part of our interests – as well as the transportation modes using them. From Roman roads, turnpike roads and toll bridges to developments in smart motorways, please be assured that our focus has not changed.
Registered Office: The Kithead Trust, De Salis Drive, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich Spa, WR9 0QE.