Rugby & District Historic Transport Studies Group

Keeping the Past, Present for the Future

The Rugby and District historic transport studies group was formed shortly after a chance meeting between Glen McBirnie, the late Jim Marshall and John Bird in November 2006,and has been steadily growing ever since.

The main aim of the group is to preserve photographs and memories of transport history from around Warwickshire.

The group meets on the second Thursday of every month at the methodist church hall, Main Street, Newbold on Avon, Rugby from 2 p.m. entry is just 1, with any profits going to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire air ambulance.

We are still seeking photographs and personal memories of bus and road transport from around the area, if you have photographs of lorries, vans and buses up to today, or photographs of the Rugby rag parade, please get in touch via our e-mail address below.

We are also seeking to preserve your memories of transportation in and around Rugby, this can be achieved by jotting down your memories and sending them to us as an e-mail, or we can interview you and record your memories for posterity, again please contact us by e-mail.

Donations of photographs to date include the Rugby  Co-Op buildings in Chapel Street taken at the turn of the last century and photographs of G Ward and sons fleet of vehicles and many more.

However our search still goes on........

Can you help the group?
The group is run by volunteers, has no income and relies on the goodwill of its members.
We desperately need some light weight, free standing display boards to display photographs and documents at exhibitions.
We're also looking for a PC projector, we know these are very expensive and if any local companies would donate one on a loan basis this would be fantastic!

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