Spring Conference on Devon’s 1920s Transport History

Our first live event for more than two years is the Spring Conference on Devon’s 1920s Transport History. This is taking place in conjunction with Newton Abbot Museum, on their new premises, Newton’s Place, Newton Abbot.

We’re delighted that Colin Divall, Professor Emeritus at York University and former Director of the National Railway Museum in York has agreed to give our keynote address with the title of ‘The Roaring Twenties? Consuming Mobilities in Devon 1918-1930.’

The event will cost £10.00 for per person, which includes coffee/tea but not lunch.

Morning Session 10:15 – 12:30

Professor Colin Divall, Professor Emeritus of Railway Studies at York University: The Roaring Twenties? Consuming Mobilities in Devon, 1918-1930

Robert Crawley, Westcountry Historic Omnibus and Travel Trust Chair: Solids to Pneumatics – how public transport evolved in 1920s Devon

Lunch. Bring your own or buy locally.  You will be able to eat your lunch in the museum

 Afternoon Session 13:30 – 15:10

Choice of two items from a list of talks and activities including

  • Visit Newton Abbot’s railway station (rebuilt in 1922)
  • Visit Railway Studies Library
  • View Museum Display and Slide Show
  • Talk on the 1920s development of the Honiton to Exeter main road (later the A30)
  • Talk on Devon’s last new railway, Torrington to Halwill

Conclusion 15:15 – 15:30

Further Research into Devon’s 1920s Transport



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