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28th Oct, 2021

Back in time on the buses this weekend in Wythall

THIS WEEKEND as residents prepare to turn their clocks back for the end of British Summer Time (BST), the Transport Museum in Wythall will be taking visitors even further back in time.

Tomorrow will be the last weekend of the season and the last time the vintage buses operating. It will enable people to sample ‘twilight on the buses’ from times gone by.

Museum chairman Dave Taylor said: “After Sunday we close the museum until the end of March 2018 and Saturday is the last chance to ride on our buses.

“We are open later to give the day a bit of atmosphere which the visitors love.

“Vintage buses with vintage light bulbs flickering in the evening twilight is something completely different to experience.”

During the close season there will be substantial work carried out at the Transport Museum including the large display halls being refurbished with a new roof and insulated walls, costing £90,000. The hall was originally built in the late 1980s and suffers from condensation. The roof also leaks and both issues are not good for storing treasured heritage vehicles.

“Without the valuable financial support of our visitors this work would not be possible,” added Malcolm.

The Wythall Transport Museum, run entirely by volunteers, is home to more than 90 buses and a unique collection of battery electric milk floats and bread vans. Visit www.wythall.org.uk for more information.

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