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Horses and Carriages in London

The 3 September free talk is Horses and Carriages in London.

‘For centuries horses were vital for any kind of travel or transport, either by carriage or on horseback. Andrew Warde tells us how these wonderful animals have served Londoners over past centuries. Hear about the ‘Quicksilver’ mail coach, how to climb onto an early omnibus and discover where, even today, you can find horses in London. Talk length 40 minutes.’

www.mirthy.co.uk/talks 

‘E-highways’ could slash UK road freight emissions, says study

The UK could eliminate the majority of the carbon dioxide emissions from road freight by installing overhead charging cables for electric lorries on “e-highways” across the country, a report by government-funded academics suggests.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/27/ehighways-could-slash-uk-road-freight-emissions-says-study?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail

Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA

The aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis will transform the way we live, work and travel in the UK, the AA says.

It predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel because people have learned during the crisis to use home-working technology.

The implications are profound for commuters and for government finances.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52137968

Book launch – THE CHESHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS

Hello Folks, your members might be interested in this event:

THE CHESHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS, 1904-07 Edited by Craig Horner Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, volume 156

To celebrate the publication of this volume, the Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire are holding a launch:

                Date:  Monday 27 January 2020

                Time:  6.30-8.00pm    (formalities to begin at 7.00pm)

                Venue: 70 Oxford St (formerly ‘The Cornerhouse’), Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 5NH

Would you mind publicizing it amongst your members. Thanks.

Ten speedy facts about motorways

The M1 – Britain’s first full-length motorway – has turned 50 this year. Its first section, which ran from St Albans to Rugby, opened in December 1959. To mark the half-centenary of this iconic road, connecting North with South, we’ve pulled together some fascinating facts about Britain’s motorways to get your mind racing. Not to be read whilst driving!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3PNMZLLGXH4hdQj0p7zjw4Q/ten-speedy-facts-about-motorways?xtor=ES-211-[26864_PANUK_NLT_46_WAL_ACT_0-3Months_ChildreninNeed2019]-20191112-[bbcradio4_tenspeedyfactsaboutbritainsmotorways_factual]