Autumn Conference, 29 October 2016

The Autumn 2016 Conference will again be held at the Coventry Transport Museum. Saturday 29 October, 11am to 4pm. See Events for details.


Wales on Wheels 2016

An excellent day with a record number of vehicles!
STOP PRESS – Wales on Wheels 2017 will be on Saturday 20 May.

Wales on Wheels 2014

Saturday 14th May ,10-4. As always the event was centred around The National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square in Swansea’s Marina.

A special attraction this year was the chance to climb aboard a vintage double decker bus for a ride from the Museum to Mumbles.

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.

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.

Secretary Philip Kirk at the Kithead office, June 2015.

Chairman Bob McCloy and Company Secretary Philip Kirk at the Kithead office, June 2015.


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.

Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Museum (John Ashley)

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.

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