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Bus collection opens its doors in Alford


By David Porter

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Take a journey through time at The Bus Collection’s open day at Alford on Sunday, August 14.

This ever-popular event is up and running again after the inevitable Covid break and the members of Aberdeen and District Transport Preservation Trust can’t wait to welcome back enthusiasts of old buses to their Alford base in the grounds of Grampian Transport Museum. Trustee Joe Mackie was most enthusiastic about what is on offer between 11am – 4pm.

The 1972 AEC ‘Swift’, with body by Alexanders of Falkirk, will be giving free trips around the village of Alford.
The 1972 AEC ‘Swift’, with body by Alexanders of Falkirk, will be giving free trips around the village of Alford.

He said: “We have buses representing most decades from our beautiful 1930 Albion to some of the most modern on the road today.

"We plan to have a lovely old single decker giving free rides around Alford village while many exhibits will give free rides around the museum’s arena.

"Visitors can see bus preservation in action from the early beginnings of projects to almost finished and learn a lot about local public transport history at the same time.

"There are beautifully detailed model trams, extensive photo collections and lots of memorabilia.

"There is no charge for entry to the open day but as we are a charity any voluntary donations will be very welcome.

"This is a great way to spend a Sunday.”


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