Photo: Amberley Museum, Autumn Historic Vehicle Gathering, 8th October 2017
Amberley Museum is hosting its annual autumn historic transport gathering on Sunday 7October. With around 300 historic vehicles booked in for the annual show, from vintage buses, cars, commercial vehicles, stationary engines and motorcycles from over 100 years of transport history.
Brian Johnson, the organiser, has been running this event since the first one back in October 1978, and it has grown over the past 40 years, with some exhibitors attending this event every year. This year’s falls within the museum’s 40th anniversary year of opening for its first season on the 26 May 1979.
Besides the vehicles, activity on the day will include resident craftspeople displaying their crafts and skills. These include potters, the Greenwood Village which is home to the crafts of the stonemasons, the Amberley bodger, and traditional bow makers.
Amberley Museum is in the Sussex South Downs, with 36acres to explore and over 40 exhibit buildings, focusing on industrial and transport history. Visitors may take a ride on its narrow gauge railway and historic bus. Other exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns and steam engines.
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