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Lots to do at the Chase Sailing Club open day this bank holiday Monday

An interesting event is taking place next weekend, Bank holiday Monday 7th May 2018 at Chasewater, where the Chase Sailing Club (that’s the one on the north shore) will be holding their annual open day for people to come and check … Continue reading

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Buses by Night 2018 – great Aldridge event on this Saturday!

This Saturday afternoon and evening (17th February 2018) there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aldridge Transport Museum just off Northgate – Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and see the local sights and photography hotspots – like Lichfield Cathedral – at night.

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Autumn Leaves Running Day at Aldridge Transport Museum this Sunday – and the finale of Beer and Buses!

While the Beer and Buses festival is ongoing at Aston Manor Transport Museum in Aldridge today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th October 2017) it’s worth pointing out that tomorrow, as well as the culmination of the beer event, it’s also the Autumn Leaves Running Day at the popular local museum.
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Starting soon and running all weekend – Beer and Buses at Aldridge Transport Museum!

Over this weekend of 13th-15th October 2017, there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Beer and Buses, combining a great beer festival at the local museum, culminating in the Aston Manor Transport Museum Autumn Leaves running day on the Sunday.

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Beer and Buses – a great ale and transport festival coming soon!

Coming over the weekend of 13th-15th October 2017, there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Beer and Buses, combining a great beer festival at the local museum, culminating in the Aston Manor Transport Museum Autumn Leaves running day on the Sunday.


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Beer and Buses by night: This Saturday

This Saturday, 18th February 2017, there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Beer and Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and share a beer or two.

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How about some Beer and Buses by night, then?

On Saturday, 18th February 2017, there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Beer and Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and share a beer or two.
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2016 Aldridge Transport Museum Open Day this Sunday!

So, another great event this Sunday (1oth July 2016) – Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge will be a hive of activity again as they hold their Annual Open Day featuring buses and vehicles that will bring back great memories!

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Classic Car Day at Aldridge Transport Museum this Sunday

I note that this Sunday (15th May 2016) is Classic Car Day at soon Manor Transport Museum in Shenstone Drive, Aldridge – from 10:30am until 4pm, there will be classic motors to enjoy, you can meet their owners and browse this wonderful museum.

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Buses by night – great Aldridge event on this Saturday evening!

This Saturday evening (20th February 2015) there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and see the local sights and photography hotspots – like Lichfield Cathedral – at night.

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Aldridge Transport Museum: A wartime themed concert for Remembrance Sunday afternoon

I notice that this Remembrance Sunday (8th November 2015) Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge will be hosting ‘Remembrance – A Wartime Themed Concert’ in aid of the museum.
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Aldridge Transport Museum: Autumn Finale running day today!

Thanks to the diligence of @TheStymaster, I can tell you that today (Sunday 18th October 2015) Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge will be a hive of activity again as they hold their final running day of 2015.
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Knaves Court open day and fete this Thursday!

Knaves Court, the elderly person’s housing complex in Brownhills near Anchor Bridge, are holding an open day and fete this Thursday, 27th August 2015, and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Daleks invading Aldridge Museum as we speak!

There’s currently a Dalek invasion happening at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge where the wheeled Who-botherers will be entertaining visitors and scaring the staff all day today (Sunday 23rd August 2015) from 10:30am until late afternoon.

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Get down with the ancestors – Wall Open Day this Sunday!

That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore donned one of her many hats (and a toga-style ganzey) this week when she wrote to tell me that this Sunday, 19th July 2015, it’s the annual open day at Wall village and Roman site, just up the A5 between Lichfield and Shenstone.

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Aldridge Transport Museum Open Day today!

So, another great event today (Sunday 12th July 2015) – Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge will be a hive of activity again as they hold their Annual Open Day featuring 50 years of the Ford Transit!
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Buses by night – great Aldridge event on this evening!

This evening (21st February 2015) there’s a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge – Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and see the local sights and photography hotspots – like Lichfield Cathedral – at night.

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

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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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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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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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Power to the people

I’ve had a couple of great responses to my request for material on Walsall’s lost power station that existed at Reedswood, until it’s demolition in the late 1980s.

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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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Community day this Thursday!

Bonita Clayton from Brownhills Community Association Has asked me to publicise their latest event here on the blog, which I’m happy to do – there’s a Community Day Event planned for this coming Thursday, 16th May 2013.
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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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Brownhills Canoe Centre open event today!

Today – Sunday, the Canoe and Outdoor Centre in Silver Street, Brownhills will be open to all with free introductory canoe sessions and lots of great activities.
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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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Let the sunshine in!

I noticed a week or so ago that the Activity Centre in Brownhills (The former Central Boy’s School, or Annexe to my generation) was sporting some snazzy new solar panels…
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Brownhills Canoe Centre – get set for summer!

Friend of the blog Bonita Clayton has been in touch from Brownhills Community Association, and asked if I’d publicise an event, happening later this month and the Canoe & Outdoor Centre in Silver Street, Brownhills.
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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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Brownhills Community Association Open Day today!

First up: I owe the people at Brownhills Community Association, and Little Green Dragons an apology. Last week, whilst very tired, I published a post advertising their open day and coffee morning. Sadly, because I was a plank (frankly), I … Continue reading

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Brownhills Community Association Open Day today!

Janet Davies from Brownhills Community Association contacted me last week to tell me about an event that’s happening at the Activity Centre this Friday. Janet said: Brownhills Community Association will be hosting an open day on Friday 28th September 2012 … Continue reading

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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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