Wales on Wheels 2016
Saturday 14th May ,10-4. As always the event will be centred around The National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square in Swansea’s Marina.
A special attraction this year is the chance to climb aboard a vintage double decker bus for a ride from the Museum to Mumbles. Familiar favourites will include classic motorcycles, buses, trucks, the pink Cadillac, a Sinclair C5 along with Wallace & Gromit’s motorcar and side-car. There will also be various stalls inside the museum including the Swansea Railway Modellers Group, Bryngold Books,Oxfam transport book sale and Oxford Die-casts.
Come along for a wonderful day out for all the family.
The event is a joint effort by the Roads & Road Transport History Association, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum, and Swansea Bus Museum. Participation and entry is FREE.
WoW 2016 Flier for full details.
Wales on Wheels 2016 dinner menu for dinner details. Bookings and menu choices are required by 4 May. The speaker is Philip Kirk, former Managing Director of the Oxford Bus Company and now Archivist of the Kithead Trust.
See previous WoW at Wales on Wheels
R&RTHA Registered Office
The Association’s registered office has moved to the Kithead Trust premises in Droitwitch.
Wales on Wheels 2015
The third Wales on Wheels was blessed with a fine day as before. Photographs will apper on the Events page soon, and a report will appear in the next Journal.
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.