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1953 Bristol Bus for disposal

The Haynes International Motor Museum are offering a 1953 Bristol KSW6B Lowbridge bus for disposal through sale by tender:

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First introduced in 1950 the KSW was developed from the ‘K’ chassis, with the other letters representing ‘S’ for short and ‘W’ for wide, to meet the newly permitted dimensions of 27′ x 8′. Its design incorporated a sunken aisle to one side of the upper deck in order to reduce its overall height, thus giving it the ‘Lowbridge’ name. Bristol and Gardner engines were available and classified as KSW6B and KSW6G respectively. Production commenced in 1950 and continued until 1957 by which time the revolutionary Bristol Lodekka made the design obsolete. This example was purchased new by Southern National and operated by them throughout its life. Only tenders from museums or relevant heritage groups will be considered.

For more information about the tender process, additional images or to arrange a viewing of the vehicle please contact Darren Hammond, Collections Director at darren.hammond@himm.co.uk  or call 01963 442781.

Closing date for enquiries: 31 August 2017

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VACANCY FOR MUSEUM MENTOR AT SANDTOFT

The leading independent museum for trolleybuses is seeking to replace their Museum Mentor who is due to retire from this role in late May 2017.  The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft holds the largest collection of historic trolleybuses in the world and has been Registered and subsequently Accredited for many years. It is run entirely by enthusiastic volunteers, but also occasionally uses outside contractors, when necessary.

An operational Museum, rather than ‘glass case’ style, it attracts a number of unique challenges. Established in 1969, the Museum has been successfully expanding at a steady rate, but is now in the midst of a substantial development and expansion programme.

The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft is well connected within the transport community and has several associations to other related Museums and organisations.  The museum is based in North Lincolnshire, close to the M180 and just 10 miles from Doncaster

Do you think you can assist the Museum?

We are looking for:

  • an experienced and dynamic museum professional who can both advise and support us in regard to museum professional standards
  • someone who would enjoy working alongside such an extensive and unique collection
  • a working knowledge of the Transport sector or industrial collections would be useful, but not essential.

Further details about the criteria for a Museum mentor can be located at:

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/accreditation-scheme/support-and-advice

Please send your CV and a covering letter or email to:
Bruce Lake
Company Secretary
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft- (www.sandtoft.org.uk)

Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster,  DN8 5SX

Or:  BruceLake@sandtoft.org

If you would like to find out more or would prefer an informal chat beforehand please contact Bruce Lake on 07788 642799. Note not always immediately available by phone due to working in current public transport, so an initial email or text to set up a conversation would be appropriate.

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SAVE THE DATE: ABTEM LATE SPRING SEMINAR ANNOUNCED

The next ABTEM seminar will be held at the Wheal Martyn Museum, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, on Friday 16 June.

 The seminar is titled ‘Overexposure – Caring for objects that have to stay outside’ and will deal with the trials and tribulations of looking after objects that sit outside museums

Full details and list of speakers will follow shortly, but there will be plenty of opportunity to network and exchange ideas and strategies, and to catch up on the progress with the Arts Council-funded revision of the Standards in the Museum Care of Larger and Working Objects project being undertaken by ABTEM and consultants IRHC.

The day will also include a Guided tour of Wheal Martyn.

Why not make a weekend of it?

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BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM MOTOR INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCED

News of a symposium being run by the British Motor Museum on Saturday 25th March titled The British motor industry; what is the road ahead? 

Appealing to anyone who has a passion for motoring, this day of short lectures will draw on Britain’s motoring history to address topics including; how advances in vehicle technologies will shape the future of manufacturing, how the profile of car ownership will change in the coming years and how media exerts an increasing influence over the selection and design of vehicles.

Delegates will hear from a selection of high profile and influential speakers including; Professor David Morris, Dr. Jason Begley, Sir Greg Knight PC, MP, Professor David Greenwood and Steve Cropley as they present a world view of the automotive industry and share opinions on how the United Kingdom will be influenced by new trends and whether British motoring has a future and how it might appear.

The Museum is offering you a special discounted price of £18 per person on advance booking using the code ‘ABTEM17’ to all ABTEM members. All tickets include lunch, refreshments and time to explore the Museum.

To book a place, please visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk  or to find out more information a please contact museum@britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 927823 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

 

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