The Transport Museum, which is on Boyle Street in Cheetham Hill, tells the story of public road transport in Greater Manchester from its very beginnings in 1824 to the present day. The collection spans over 100 years, from an 1890s horse bus to a full size prototype Metrolink tram. Opened in 1979, the Museum is a partnership between Transport for Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Transport Society and is an early example of successful partnership working between a local authority and a voluntary body.
I’ll be talking to Paul Williams, one of the museum’s volunteers, who’ll be showing me around the collection and giving us a glimpse into the story of North Manchester’s buses, trolley buses and trams (and the people who drove and rode them).
Throughout the show, I’ll be sharing pictures of my visit on my Twitter page, so do follow along. You don’t need a Twitter account to see the pictures, just click on the link to view my timeline.
Catch this special edition of A Helping of History on Tuesday at 12 on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
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