Freight Transport History Workshop: University of Reading – Friday 24th November 2017
The Society is organising, jointly with the Centre for Institutions & Economic History, University of Reading, a day-long Workshop on Freight Transport History.
It will be at the University, from 10:00 to 16:30.
The speakers are expected to be:
- Keith Harcourt & Peter Tatlow, Movements in freight haulage — the impact of vertical and lateral movement on intermodality.
- David Turner, Barrels rolling free: modal shift in the brewing industry, 1900-1914.
- Nigel Sheppard, War surplus lorries — is it a case of a bus at the South Pole?.
- Richard Simmons, Little Frictions — the operation and efficiency of the steel industry’s intra-urban freight transport in nineteenth-century Sheffield.
- Mike Clarke, Early canal investment in Europe and England.
- Grahame Boyes, From BOTTOMS to TOPS: the impact of the computer on the development of British Railways’ freight business.
- Peter Brown, Some thoughts on competition between canals and other transport modes in the 19th century, based on the experiences of the Shropshire Union Canal and its predecessors.
- Jorgen Burchardt, The transition from rail to road in the Danish co-operative retail chain FDB, 1945-1980.
There is no charge for the workshop, but attendance will be limited to 60, and it will be widely advertised. Booking is essential, and a reserve list will be in place.
All Enquiries & Bookings to Fabian Hiscock, by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to him at 101 Byewaters, Watford WD18 8WH, by 4 November 2017.