Black Country Echoes – 1950s Vintage Vehicles & Views – On today!


A top event at Walsall Airpot’s top hangar today!

For early September, there’s an awful lot happening this weekend. I’m making a point of advertising this event, as it’s part something special, and very close to my heart – Black Country Echoes. This is a topic  you’ll find me banging on about more and more in weeks to come.

This is set to be a fun show. If Muttfest, the Shoulder of Mutton Music Festival isn’t your bag, and you don’t fancy the hedgehog event, there’s this vintage celebration to bring out the 50s nostalgia in you – it runs from 12noon to 5pm at the top hangar, Aldridge Airport.

Find out what Black Country Echoes is all about here, and you can also check out their activity on Facebook.

Black Country Echoes wrote:

Get glammed up 1950s style and join us for vintage sports cars, vintage and craft stalls, live rock ‘n’ roll music and plenty of tea and cake this Saturday for first dress up decades event: ‘Vintage Vehicles & Views’ 12:00pm – 5:00pm Aldridge Airport, Aston Manor Road Transport Museum and also Barr Beacon.

September 6, 2014  12:00pm – 5:00pm

Aldridge Airport, Walsall, West Midlands WS9 0QQ

Contact: Event website

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There’s something for everyone.

Swallow Doretti sports cars celebrate their 60th anniversary, along with gadabout scooters, information about Helliwells and airport memories. There will be vintage farm and rustic craft stalls, a bar and pop up tea shop. Aston Manor Road Transport Museum will run bus rides to their museum to meet Guy Motors ex-workers group and see displays of classic vehicles. The buses will also go to Barr Beacon for activities led by the Countryside Rangers. The finale is Rock and Roll with Miss Jean Vincent and the Brave Boys.

At Top Hangar:

  • The Glamorous Swallow Doretti Sports cars and scooters will return to the site they were manufactured for their 60th Anniversary
  • Vintage, Craft and Farm stalls
  • Tea shop and Bar
  • Pizzas cooked in an earth oven
  • Pop up cinema
  • Black Country Touring Theatre caravan
  • Rock and Roll Band – The fantastic  Ms Jean Vincent and the Brave Boys
  • Black Country Landscapes from local artists and photographers
  • Classic Bus rides will run all afternoon to Barr Beacon and Aston Manor Transport Museum in Aldridge

At Aston Manor Transport museum in Aldridge:

  • See Classic and Vintage vehicles from Black Country and Midlands
  • A celebration of Guy Motors Buses Centenary with the people who made them
  • Find out about the latest arrivals – original Guy buses that was used by Harpers Buses in Aldridge in the 1950’s to be restored

At Barr Beacon:

  • See views across the Black Country
  • Activities with Countryside Rangers
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