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.’
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.
After nearly a century of service the tram has made its final appearance in London.
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.
Hello Folks, your members might be interested in this
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
(formalities to begin at 7.00pm)
70 Oxford St (formerly ‘The Cornerhouse’), Manchester Metropolitan University,
Manchester, M1 5NH
Would you mind publicizing it amongst your members.
They were the original electric buses but 50 years ago today saw the plug pulled on the last trolleybus in Wales. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51034523
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!
This is particularly apposite following the excellent talk by Professor Greenwood on the future of alternative power sources at the Autumn conference.
When it comes to making electric cars better, it’s the batteries that you’ll hear about the most.
But what about the motor that actually drives the car?