September 30th, 2016

Coach-loads turn out to celebrate 100 years of motorised buses

COACH-LOADS of people were at the Wythall Transport Museum over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate 100 years of motorised buses at the pioneering depot in Walsall.

There were a variety of activities for people to enjoy, including seeing and riding on classic buses, a miniature steam railway and a display of scale models built by members of the Model Bus Federation.

And there was a special appearance by Walsall’s ‘master mechanic’ Fuzz Townsend from TV’s Car SOS.

He toured the museum and spoke to visitors.

Transport Museum trustee Dave Taylor said: “We had a fantastic weekend, thanks in part to the fact the weather was kind to us.

“Monday was particularly good, with close to 1,000 visitors coming through the gates.

“The star attraction had to be Car SOS presenter Fuzz Townshend – he drove one of the classic Walsall buses which were the centre piece of the day bringing in visitors from across the region.”

Visit www.wythall.org.uk/walsall for more information on forthcoming events.

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