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Manchester Group put on fine display at the Transport Museum

Standard and Triumph Day Out at the Manchester Museum of Transport, Cheetham Hill, Manchesterl

The Manchester Group looking very pleased wit themselves at the Cheetham Hill Museum

 There was an excellent attendance at this event that was organised by the Manchester Group on Sunday, 30th July, 2006.  A good selection of Standard and Triumph vehicles was presented and a total of fifteen classics were in place by the time the museum opened its doors to the public at 10.30 am.  There was much interest in Brian Shakespeare's Phase 1 Vanguard and it was a real treat for the Manchester Group to have Brian and Maureen attending the event.  


Harry Assheton-Smith's Standard Ten, a rather rare model with no outside opening boot attracted much attention.  Harry has had this car sprayed in its original colour and it really is outstanding.  Another interesting exhibit was Tony Roach's Triumph Speed Twin Ex Liverpool Police motor Cycle that was in immaculate condition.  All the vehicles were presented in excellent order and were a credit to their owners. They blended well with the large selection of vintage buses, trolley buses and trams in the museum.


Members of the public attending were, as usual delighted to see the Standard Triumph marque being exhibited and the Manchester Group flag flew proudly near the entrance of the museum.  


Within the museum was an excellent shop selling precision models of buses and trams together with a magnificent selection of books and literature on road transport in past times.   Members were treated to free bus rides around Manchester on wonderfully restored vintage vehicles.


Altogether, the day was rated a great success and the Museum Curator has invited the Manchester Group back again in July of next year.  Make a note of it in your diary, the last Sunday in July !.  


Bryan Jones, Organiser,  Manchester Group.

Report and Photos: Bryan Jones