RTHA Autumn Conference 2021
The RTHA 2021 Autumn Conference will take place on Saturday 16 October on Zoom. See the Events page for details.
RTHA AGM and Spring Conference 2021
The RTHA 2021 Annual General Meeting and Spring Conference will take place on Saturday 17 April on Zoom. See the Events page for details.
RTHA Autumn Conference 2020
As previously advised, current health restrictions mean that we are deferring a physical October conference. However, a free, 40 minute Zoom conference will take place on the same date, Saturday 10 October at 11.00. All paid-up members will be welcome to participate and joining instructions will be circulated in good time.
RTHA Annual General Meeting 2020
After discussion amongst the Committee and Association Directors, we have decided, reluctantly, to postpone the AGM and business meeting in Coventry on 4th April 2020. This is due to the risk of travelling during this phase of the Coronavirus outbreak. We hope to rearrange the speakers for October, to be confirmed. We will also distribute news about a rescheduled AGM shortly, as it must be held by July.
We recognise that this will disappoint several members but may also be a relief to others.
Inevitably, Wales on Wheels 2020 is cancelled.
RTHA Autumn Conference 2019
We had a wide range of topics and speakers lined up. Details are on the Events page.
RTHA Journal Archive
Journals from issue 68 to issue 87 have been published on the Journal Archive page. Older issues will be scanned and added over the next months.
STOP PRESS – After much searching we now have a full set of Newsletters and Journals from issue 1, plus conference proceedings. A project to digitise these is ongoing.
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.