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A great vintage – a brand new shop at Chasewater Railway

I’m always happy to see new attractions at Chasewater Railway, so I was pleased to note the carriage on Platform One now has a new business within, the Chase Vintage Carriage operated by Charley Hughes, and it’s currently open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 4pm.

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Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park – On this weekend!

There’s a really good classic and vintage car show on this weekend (thats Saturday and Sunday, 1st & 2nd July 2017) in Beacon Park, Lichfield as part of Festival Weekend – the annual Rotary Cars in the Park event.

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Hot metal and cool machines

Yesterday (Saturday 3th June 2017) I cycled up the A515 to the annual Steam Party event at Klondyke Mill in Draycott in the Clay, home of the North Staffordshire and Cheshire Traction Engine Club – It’s an event I often go to; quintessentially British, it’s a feast for mechanical geeks, people watchers and vintage buffs of all stripes – and it’s running today, too.


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Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park – On this weekend!

There’s a really good classic and vintage car show on this weekend (thats Saturday and Sunday, 2nd & 3rd July 2016) in Beacon Park, Lichfield as part of Festival Weekend – the Rotary Cars in the Park event.

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A taste of the Klondike

Yesterday (Saturday 4th June 2016) I cycled up the A515 to the annual Steam Party event at Klondyke Mill in Draycott in the Clay, home of the North Staffordshire and Cheshire Traction Engine Club – It’s an event I often go to; quintessentially British, it’s a feast for mechanical geeks, people watchers and vintage buffs of all stripes – and it’s running today, too.

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Sing Song Merrily on Buses!

I notice that this Saturday evening (12th December 2015) Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge will be hosting ‘Sing Song Merrily on Buses’ – a great Christmas music and fun event to really get you in the spirit of the season.

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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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World War Two Event and Vintage, Craft and Curio Fair – two day event this weekend!

Friend of the blog and top Pelsall bloke Chris Hill has asked me to point out a two day event this weekend that’s happening at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, at the former Whittington Barracks, on the A51 between Lichfield and Whittington.
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Cars in the park – On now and tomorrow

Sorry folks, very busy and hanging on by the seat of my pants here – but right now and tomorrow as part of Festival Weekend in Lichfield, it’s the Cars in the Park event at Beacon Park, Lichfield. 10520830_339092102949856_5837814341660889252_o-1 Continue reading

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Vintage, retro and handmade fair this Sunday!

This Sunday (7th June 2015) there’s a vintage, retro and handmade fair in Aldridge, split between the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Shenstone Drive (just off Northgate) and Aldridge Community Centre, with a vintage double decker from the museum operating a free shuttle service between the two sites.

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

For early September, there’s an awful lot happening this weekend and I’m making a point of advertising this event, as it’s part something special, and very close to my heart – Black Country Echoes.

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A temperamental old lady

When I playfully prodded Tony Winn earlier in the week to see if as one of the most knowledgable contributors on the subject of Ralph Ferrie, he might have information on one of the entrepreneur’s old trucks, I never expected to strike gold.

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Start me up!

I’m hoping some of the transport buffs or maybe even Ralph Ferrie expert Tony Winn might be able to help with this one that partner-in-crime [Howmuch?] found this week in a junkshop – what appears to be a press photo of one of Ralph’s vintage trucks, with a young lad pulling on the starting handle.
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