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.
The future looked in doubt for a while, but it seems a new home – the second in twelve months – has now been found, again in Aldridge.
The museum posted the following on their Facebook page this evening:
The museum issued the following press release this afternoon:
After an uncertain 12 months the Trustees of Aston Manor Road Transport Museum are pleased to announce they have been able to acquire a lease on premises in Aldridge and are looking forward to re-opening early in the New Year.
Thanks to Mike Cooper and Adrian Hipkins who, after reading about our plight in the Express and Star, came forward with an offer of a lease on their premises in Shenstone Drive, Aldridge.
Both parties recognise the uncertainty of restarting a venture such as this in the current economic climate but it is hoped that with the continued local support the museum will be able to go from strength to strength.
The Trustees are looking for volunteers to help create and staff the Museum when it opens to the public. While, volunteers with specialist skills are needed to assist in the restoration of some of its vehicles anyone with time on their hands who feel they would like to contribute towards the project will be made more than welcome.
The Museum would also welcome individuals, or local companies, sponsorship of either the museum or its exhibits.