Take a journey into Braunstone’s transport past – Braunstone Civic Centre
Take a journey into Braunstone’s transport past this Sunday
The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust is sharing items from its vast archive as part of a celebration of transport this Sunday at Braunstone Civic Centre.
Mike Greenwood, a Director at the Trust, hopes local people will take the opportunity to share items and stories of relatives who worked on the trams or buses, whilst exploring various displays which show the story behind the transport links to Braunstone Town and Braunstone Estate.
“Our Trust has a huge archive of material which we are keen to share with the widest audience possible. It includes large scale maps of the Braunstone area, photos, old bus timetables and much more. Our experts will be on hand to identify items you may have or help with enquiries. On display will be a large number of transport models representing vehicles that would have been a regular sight on the roads of Braunstone. We are also excited to be launching the publication of a new book on Leicester’s trams.”
Mike added “We haven’t forgotten youngsters who live in the area. One of the layouts features a large number of emergency vehicles with the fire brigade dealing with a fire! Plenty of action to view and this layout is always a favourite with our visitors. A team of our volunteers are keen to share the stories of ‘Dennis and his Friends’ and the antics that this set of Trust buses get up to. If you ask nicely they may also be willing to create a pop-up bus for you to play on!”
The Braunstone Civic Centre is situated at 209 Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester LE3 2PP. The event is open from 10 am to 4 pm. Entry, payable at the door, is £3 with children and concessions £1.50.