|Nick Baldwin has been collecting information about road transport for fifty years. Back then, the most popular car in Britain was the Morris Minor. Cars have changed a lot since then and today, the Ford Focus is Britain's best selling car. Be a history detective and find out how and why transport has changed since 1957.|
Choose a type of vehicle that interests you. It could be cars, taxis, buses, vans and trucks, trams, motorcycles, or bicycles.
Think about all the different ‘evidence’ you will need to help you find out how your chosen transport has changed since 1957.
What has changed or stayed the same? Think about what technological changes have occurred and how design has evolved.
Before you go looking for other information write down what you already know about road transport. What do you know about life in Britain since 1957? You could start by asking your family about their transport memories.
Then find other information on this Website. Try the 'Timelines' and 'Milestones' sections to discover technological changes, and the 'Nick's Writings', 'Highlights of the Collection' and 'Real Stories' sections to explore social changes.
With photographs, drawings and quick notes that you have collected during your research, make a timeline showing how your chosen vehicle has evolved.
You can download images from the Gallery to provide pictures for creating timelines in class.