Open Day - Easter Sunday 5 April 2015

We would like to say a big "thank you" to everyone who came to this year's Easter Sunday Open Day - our biggest and best attended Easter Open Day in recent years, with over 700 visitors coming through the doors at the Museum on the day.

Many of the Museum's cars and buses, along with a few guest vehicles, took to the road for the day and operated a variety of local rides and the usual bus services connecting the Museum with the City Centre and with Doddington Hall and the Natural World Centre at Whisby.


left - Our most recent acquisition, Leyland Olympian B503 FFW, receiveing attention before the day. It is still a 'work in progress' but operated a few 'extra' journeys.

right - A few vehicles from the Museum, and the Grimsby - Cleethorpes Daimler owned by one of our members, in City Square, Lincoln on Saturday 4 April to publicise the event.

City Square Lincoln
LVVS Open Day

left - A rare quieter moment towards the end of the day - Lincoln No. 5 prepares to work its last tour of the day.

right - Some of the visiting vehicles on display - nearest is GXA 745, an Austin K4 in the wartime livery of the National Fire Service.

LVVS Open Day
LVVS Open Day

left - One of the more unusual visiting vehicles - JEF 778 was new as a Fordson aircraft maintenance tractor and has had a number of subsequent modifications.

right - Some of the visiting vehicles on display -representing several generations of motoring history.

LVVS Open Day
LVVS Open Day

left - A busy scene with the Museum's Austin 12 arriving after giving some of our visitors a ride.

right - Lincolnshire 1904 starts to load passengers for an afternoon journey.

LVVS Open Day
LVVS Open Day

left - some of our volunteer bus crews with 1945 Northampton Corporation Daimler.

right - visiting 1934 Sentinel steam lorry

LVVS Open Day

Our Thanks to

We would like to offer our thanks to the following local businesses who have kindly provided sponsorship towards our vehicles' fuel for the event -

Red Recruitment 78 Newland, Lincoln LN1 1YA

Spurrs DIY, 423 Newark Road, Lincoln LN6 8RS

Maggies Fish and Chip Shop, 144 Newark Road Lincoln LN5 8QF

Calor Gas, Deacon Road, Lincoln LN2 4JB

Todds AC Office Solutions, Whisby Way, Lincoln LN6 3LQ

Photos by Design, Lincoln

LCS IT Solutions, 2A Main Road, Washingborough, Lincoln LN4 1AT

Saul Fairholm, Chartered Accountants, 12 Tentercroft Street, Lincoln LN5 7DB

Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd, Tritton Road, Lincoln LN6 7QN

also thank you to Asda North Hykeham and Stagecoach Lincolnshire for their continuing support of the Society.

As ever, we are indebted to all the owners of participating vehicles, and our friends and neighbours - Anglo Structural Engineering Ltd, Fixfirm, Green of Lincoln, A Green Engineering (Lincoln) Ltd, all the businesses at Hillcroft Business Park, Lincolnshire Co-operative Ltd for the use of their premises, Lincolnshire County Council for use of Teal Park as our park & ride site.

Flickr collections of the event have been posted by Railway Dave & Jim Freebury and Londoner14 - we would welcome any more photographs taken at the event (particularly those showing vehicles 'in action') for inclusion on our web site or possible publication in the Society's newsletter, or links to photo sets or videos taken on the day. If you would like us to link to your collection / video, or would like to send pictures, please contact us - {short description of image}

See more about previous events - November 2014 - Easter 2014 - November 2013

See our Events Page for more about our coming events.

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