WW1 exhibition comes to London Transport Museum

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A London bus conductress in her uniform around 1918

Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front will open at the London Transport Museum on 16 May 2014.

The exhibition will tell the story of Londoners during the First World War and will consider how the conflict affected ordinary men and women.

It will focus, for example, on how London buses were taken to the Western Front to transport troops; how women became a key part of the capital’s transport workforce and how citizens endured air attack and the possibility of sudden death.

At the centre of the exhibition will be ‘Ole Bill’, a 1911 bus on loan from the Imperial War Museum that saw service in France and Flanders.

Also on show will be recruitment posters, wartime memorabilia and a female bus conductor’s uniform.

To find out more about Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front, click here.

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Ole Bill bus – formerly a troop carrier on the Western Front

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