Welcome to the Leeds Transport Historical Society
The Leeds Transport Historical Society was formed in 1956 (as the Leeds Tramway Historical Society) and is a registered charity, aiming to preserve and record the history of public transport in Leeds and also to help in preserving historic vehicles that have run in the city.
Initially concentrating on the tramways (which closed in 1959), the Society has rescued several vehicles which are now running at museums around the country.
It has also helped to support the preservation of the buses that ran in Leeds.
A major task over the life of the Society has been researching and recording the history of public road transport in the city and the Society has published the results in its five volume work, “Leeds Transport” by Jim Soper. These are all available from the society along with the recently published “Leeds Transport on Postcards”.
The Society is still actively involved in restoration work and the only surviving Leeds Horse Tram No. 107, was restored to running order in 2013, to become part of the national collection at the Crich tramway village.
Members also recently helped in the restoration of the bandstand at Crich.
For details of how to join the Society and to get involved in its activities contact the membership secretary.