Monthly Archives: October 2014

Swansea to Mametz classic car run, July 2016 …

SWANSEA to MAMETZ (The Somme, France) 5th –  8th  JULY, 2016.

An opportunity to join 100 British classic cars in a journey from Swansea to Mametz, France, to commemorate the Battle of Mametz Woods, a First Word War Battle in the Somme, France.

Between 7th – 12th July 1916,  3500+ Welsh casualties were recorded following the “Battle of Mametz Woods” with over 1000 Welsh soldiers having sacrificed their lives in a prolonged battle to capture the Mametz Woods from the German army.

Full details in the Mametz leaflet.

 

London Transport Museum symposia …

As part of Transport for London’s Year of the Bus celebrations in 2014 London Transport Museum is holding a symposium called The Social History and Cultural Significance of the London Bus on Saturday 18th October. Our speakers will look at the iconic nature of London’s red double-decker buses, their social history, economic impact and cultural significance.

Further, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and in support of our current exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly, we are holding another symposium, 1914-1918 From Home Front to Western Front on Saturday 15th November. This will investigate the central themes of the exhibition; wartime and peacetime conditions in London, women in London transport and the role of the B-type bus on the Western Front, in more detail.