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A late one just in – Aldridge Transport Museum Open Day today!

I’m very, very late with this but today Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge will be a hive of activity again when they hold their Annual July Open Day today (6th July 2014)  in Shenstone Drive.

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Models at the museum – a great event happening today

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have a ‘Models at the Museum’ event on today.

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Aldridge Transport Museum running day today!

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum are currently gearing up for the coming season, and cordially invite you to their first event of 2014 – a ‘Running Day’, today (Sunday, 23rd March) – here the general public can pop in, take a ride on vintage busses, browse stalls of transport ephemera and have have a shufty around.

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Save the Harpers Two!

We’ve talked about Harpers busses here on the blog a lot over the years – many of us have fond memories of catching these distinctive green double deckers and coaches to popular local destinations, like Birmingham, Lichfield and Cannock.

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Collectors fair at Aldridge Transport Museum today!

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge have a collectors fair on today.
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Aldridge coach rally – on today!

Friend of the blog and Gardner Diesel fetishist The Stymaster informs me that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, at Shenstone Drive in Aldridge have a Coach Rally on today – it starts at 10am and runs up until 5pm, and should be of interest to bus buffs, transport enthusiasts and diesel heads of all types.

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Meet Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in their new home this Sunday!

This Sunday, 14th July 2013, Aston Manor Road Transport Museum will be holding their 26th annual Open day, where the enthusiasts who lovingly maintain and curate this fascinating collection of vehicles will be celebrating the history of Birmingham trams.
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Exterminate! Daleks to invade Aldridge

Martin Fisher contacted me from the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge recently, to let me know about their latest event, taking place this Sunday which looks set to be a must for Sci-Fi fans, Doctor Who aficionados and anyone else into the weird and wonderful.Dalek Ad 2 low Continue reading

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Collectors fair and auto jumble on in Aldridge today!

I see from the events list that Aston Manor Road Transport Museum have an auto jumble and collectors fair on today.
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Classic Car Gathering at Aldridge this Sunday

Martin Fisher, from the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum – now based in Shenstone Drive, Aldridge – has been in touch to inform me of an upcoming event this Sunday, 14th April 2013 – The museum will be holding a ‘Classic Car Gathering’.

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On the top deck!

The above wonderful and evocative image was supplied by reader and friend of the blog Tony Martin, who spotted this classic Harpers bus in 1974. The destination board reads “Streetly Works’ and I guess it was performing one of the many services that used to run to local factories. Streetly works was, of course, the BIP, now long since gone.
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The best kept secret in Aldridge – open this Sunday!

Readers will be familiar with the somewhat protracted story of Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, and it’s move to Aldridge last year. Sadly, things didn’t quite go to plan at Beecham Business Park, and the museum had to move again – but the good news is, it’s still in Aldridge, at Shenstone Drive.
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Meet Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in their new home this Sunday!

This Sunday, 20th January 2013, the museum will be holding a ‘Meet the Museum’ event, where the general public can pop in, take a shufty around and hopefully help shape this valuable collection’s future.
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Aston Manor Transport Museum saved again!

I see Aston Manor Transport Museum have apparently been saved again.

I was sad to note that over late summer, the news had emerged that the transport collection formerly resident in the old tram shed in Witton, and forced to move by landlords Birmingham City Council, was having to move a second time from it’s ‘new’ base in Northgate, Aldridge.

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Aldridge Transport Museum Open Day today!

Looking for something interesting to do today after the recent poor weather? Why not take the kids to this… there’s something for folk of all ages! Beecham Business Park on Northgate, Aldridge will be a hive of activity again today … Continue reading

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Aldridge Transport Museum Open Day this Sunday!

Beecham Business Park on Northgate, Aldridge will be a hive of activity again this Sunday when Aston Manor Transport Museum hold their 25th Annual July Open Day. This will be the first year that it is not based at the … Continue reading

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Aldridge Transport Museum: open day today!

Readers will no doubt remember that Aston Manor Transport Museum moved to Aldridge last Christmas. Well, since then, the seem to be going from strength to strength. Today, they’re holding an open day at their Northgate, Aldridge site, so why … Continue reading

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Museum piece

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Transport Museum move to Aldridge, but they need your help!

Reader and top bloke David Evans has contacted me with an urgent appeal from the folk behind Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, which as many of you will be aware, is moving to Nothgate, Aldridge very soon. David forwarded an … Continue reading

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