Historic vehicles on display at museum

A NOSTALGIC day out for all the family can be enjoyed when vintage buses and other historical vehicles are brought to life at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft.

Visitors will be whisked back in time as a fine array of cars and commercial vehicles, representing modes of transport from a bygone age, are put through their paces, as the museum hosts one of its biggest events of the year.

The event on Sunday, October 14, will get under way with a procession of historic motor vehicles from the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Doncaster. The cavalcade will travel a 15 mile route between Doncaster and Sandtoft starting at 11.25am.

On arrival at Sandtoft, the vehicles will take part alongside the centre’s varied collection of vintage trolleybuses, aiming to recreate the feel of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

A special free bus service is also being laid on to Sandtoft at 11.25am from the rally site, for those who wish to enjoy the fine spectacle of the vehicles moving off and ‘stretching their legs’.

Light refreshments and a children’s play area will be available at the museum, and for those who like to browse, there’s always the bric-a-brac stalls and souvenir shop.

A spokesman for the Trolleybus Museum said: “There is sure to be something to appeal to everyone, whether they have an interest in transport, or are just someone who enjoys a Sunday afternoon out.”

“Sandtoft recreates an atmosphere from days gone by. You can watch the old style shop fronts flash past as you take a free ride on a trolleybus, or enjoy the local countryside from the ‘upstairs’ of a double-decker on a tour of the Isle of Axholme.”

“It’s amazing how much nostalgia can be felt when someone recognises the old bus they went to school on.”

The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft is open from 11am until 5pm. Admission is £9 adults, £7 children, concessions £6, or £28 family. Free car parking is available.