Wythall Museum celebrates MCW

Wythall Transport Museum in Worcestershire is to mark the 25 years since the demise of bus and train builder MCW on 24 and 25 August. As well as a display of photographs, buses with Metro-Cammell bodies on a wide range of chassis will be on show, with rides available on some of them. On the Sunday of the event, former MCW bus designer, John Seale, now with Optare, will be demonstrating his traditional draughtsmanship skills. John will be completing an unfinished general arrangement drawing of a Birmingham City Transport 1931 Morris Dictator (Wythall has one of these buses awaiting restoration).

The museum on Chapel Lane, Wythall, is to the south of Birmingham, just off the A435 immediately north of junction 3 on the M42. On Sunday and Monday it will open half an hour earlier than usual at 10.30. Parking is free. During the two day event, the museum is linked by classic bus from central Birmingham. Exhibits will pick up passengers from Holloway Circus (near the Alexandra Theatre) at 10.30 and 11.45, with return journeys from Wythall at 15.00 and 16.20. Visit www.wythall.org.uk for more information.

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