A London Transport Museum exhibition chronicling WW1’s role in accelerating social change and the role of the bus during the war closes next weekend.
Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front first opened last March and brings together objects from several collections including ‘Ole’ Bill’, a 1911 B-type bus No. B43 – one of 1,000 B-type buses to be requisitioned by the War Department in 1914 for use on the Western Front.
A key theme of the exhibition is the examination of the lives of women who were employed on a large scale to do the jobs previously occupied by men, including working as bus conductors and mechanics on London buses and as porters and guards on London Underground.
A highlight of the exhibition is some rarely seen propaganda posters specially designed to be displayed in army billets overseas as a reminder of home.
Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home to the Western Front closes on 19 April. Adult tickets to cost £16.00 (£13.50 concessions) which allow unlimited entry to the Museum for a whole year. Children and young people aged 17 and under go free.
The Museum is open Saturday to Thursday 10.00 to 18.00 and Friday 11.00 to 18.00 (last admissions 17.15).
For more information: ltmuseum.co.uk