RTHA Autumn Conference 2022
The RTHA 2022 Autumn Conference on Saturday 8 October has been changed from face to face to a Zoom meeting. See the Events page for details.
RTHA AGM and Spring Conference 2022
The RTHA 2022 Annual General Meeting and Spring Conference will take place on Saturday 23 April on Zoom. See the Events page for details.
Wales on Wheels 2022
Wales on Wheels was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 for reasons evident to all of us. WoW 2022 is booked for Sunday 15 May and promises to be bigger and better than ever. See the Wales on Wheels page for details.
RTHA Journal Archive
The Journal Archive page will be updated shortly with the latest issues. Newsletters and Journals from issue 1 have been digitised and are in the Archive..
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.