Rushden Historic Transport Society

Rushden 

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Transport Museum

Our History

Rushden Historical Transport society was formed in 1976 when its  founder Mr Richard Woodcock decided to place an advert in the local  press with the intention of attracting people interested in transport to  a meeting to be held at the Rose and Crown public house in Rushden's  High Street.


The meeting was attended by 8 people who formed the society. 
Today RHTS owns and runs Rushden Transport Museum, has over 650  members and organizes one of the biggest Transport Rallies and  County Shows in the area attracting over 25000 people to Rushden  during the annual 3 day event.


Below is a brief History of the Society 
and some of our future plans

 
1976   Rushden Historical Transport Society is formed with 8 founding members.

 

1978   The society decided to hold an annual transport rally to raise funds, which was held in Rushden Hall Park. d to hold an annual transport rally to raise funds, which was held in Rushden Hall Park.

 

1980   RHTS purchased a Bristol Lodekka EBD651 a local bus from the United Counties bus Company.

 

1984   A lease was agreed with Northamptonshire County Council for Rushden Railway Station, as a base for RHTS.
 

Rushden Historical Transport Society Registered Charity 285535

 

Copyright 2000-www.rhts.co.uk

Rushden Historical Transport Society Registered Charity 285535

Copyright 2000-www.rhts.co.uk