Industrial Archaeology and Transport History

Some Societies in the East Midlands

Derbyshire Archaeological Society (DAS)

Leicestershire Industrial History Society (LIHS)

Nottinghamshire Industrial Archaeology Society (NIAS)

Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group (NIAG)

Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA)

The above county societies, with the East Midlands Group of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, collectively sponsor and organise the East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference (EMIAC) which holds a one-day conference twice a year covering some aspect of Industrial Archaeology in the East Midlands

Tramway Museum Society (TMS), who operate the National Tramway Museum at Crich in Derbyshire

Arkwright Society, based at Cromford Mill in Derbyshire

Some Other Societies in Britain

The Railway & Canal Historical Society (R&CHS, or just RCHS) has a number of area groups which organise lectures and visits in all parts of Britain, and specialist groups for all forms of transport, including Tramroads, Road Transport, Air Transport, Docks and Coastal Shipping and for the Chronology of Transport

There is now an internet discussion group started by members of the Railway & Canal Historical Society (but not a part of that organisation) at It is intended for anyone with an interest in transport history to pose questions, assist in research and to give details of relevant sources (including web sites), also for details of forthcoming events, talks, trips or outings into the field. As today's events are tomorrow's history, news of current developments is equally welcome.

The Association for Industrial Archaeology is the national organisation for people who share an interest in Britain's industrial past.

Transport Ticket Society (TTS)

Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA)

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