26th Oct, 2016

Borough bus drivers go back in time at Wythall's Transport Museumthis father's day

Aisling Kiely 15th Jun, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

IT WILL be full steam ahead at Wythall’s Transport Museum on Sunday (June 19) as an army of dads reunite to reminisce about their time working on the buses.

Borough bus drivers will have the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane on father’s day and step foot on the museum’s large collection of classic buses.

There will also be a chance for children to get a taste of the action and enjoy a ride on a miniature steam railway.

Trustee of the museum, Malcolm Keeley said: “‘Families bring dads, grandads and great-grandads to see the buses they used to work on, prompting all sorts of memories.

“They may have been engineers, drivers, conductors, cleaners or in the offices.

“We’ve had tough old men burst into tears meeting up with the buses that must have given them a hard day’s work in the old days.

“It’s not just the buses, of course, but the memories of comradeship that come with them.”

The nostalgic buses that will be on display – including over 100 classic buses, milk floats and bread vans – are restored by a group of volunteers who run the museum.

The museum is situated on Chapel Lane in Wythall and the event will run for 10.30am.

Further details about the museum and when the classic buses run can be found on www.wythall.org.uk