On 11 December 1959, the United Kingdom’s first drive-in post office opened. It was situated at the new Wharf Street Branch Post Office under the centre archway of the Wharf Street Telephone Exchange building in Leicester, which had a private road running through it.
Rarer birds suffer the most from the network that criss-crosses the country, finds study, but kerbside life appears to suit some.
Vehicles manufactured by the “oldest surviving British car brand” have gone on public display for the first time in the town where they were made.
The Vauxhall: Made in Luton exhibition at Stockwood Discovery Centre displays models from the last 115 years.
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.’
Starley network to provide vehicle-free routes or lanes separated from traffic.
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 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.
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