The Museum of British Road Transport at Coventry has announced a big reduction in admission charges, down to 20p from 75p for each adult, to 10p from 40p for a child or an OAP. Extensions are in hand and there are new facilities for rallies at Coombe Abbey Countryside Park (where the Daimler & Lanchester DC is holding its National Rally) and for Clubs to use a Museum meeting-room, a facility of which the Austin-Healey and Sunbeam-Alpine Clubs have already taken advantage.
The Shuttleworth Collection at Biggleswade has opened the new Exhibition Hall in memory of Richard Shuttleworth who started it all but has held its admission charges to £1 per adult, 50p per child with free parking, the opening hours changed to 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. On Easter Monday an informal afternoon’s flying by historic aeroplanes is planned, from the oldest airworthy British machine, the 1912 Blackburn monoplane, to a 1930s Hawker Hind light-bomber. Car parking will cost £1 but the other charges apply.
Less happily, we learn with regret that Bob Roberts’ Midland Motor Museum and Bird Garden has fallen on hard times and is for sale.