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News - February 2012

Unique 'Missing Link' Bicycle Acquired by CTM

23/02/2012

A bicycle dating back to the early days of cycling - and thought to be the only one of its kind - has just gone on display here at the Museum after being discovered in an attic in Kingswear Devon, 125 years after it was made, and decades since it was last ridden. The 1886 Singer Courier bicycle, which is rusty and unridable, features an unusual... Read more

Object of the Fortnight - 1927 Rudge Combination

13/02/2012

On the 2nd of July 1928, Stanley Glanfield embarked on a world tour, on his Coventry-built 499cc Rudge motorcycle combination. The journey was to take him just 8 months - covering 18,000 miles, passing through some 16 countries and crossing 4 continents. To attempt a trip such as this today would be quite an accomplishment, but to have... Read more

Dance your City Competition 2012 - A Winner!

08/02/2012

With dance competitions happening all over the UK right now, we are very proud to be a part of Dance your City/Southbank with Jill Freeman Dance in Coventry. Jill entered the Dance your City Competition for 2012 with twenty of her junior boy dancers and theme of the video is 2Tone Gangsters. The video was shot here at the Museum, Coventry... Read more

Old Friends Reunited via the 1953 Humber Picture

06/02/2012

You may remember that last December, our Coventry Memories website celebrated its First Anniversary and to celebrate, we ran the story of the photograph from 1953 of the Humber/Hillman Apprentices. We've had an amazing response to the story and on Friday 3rd February, two of those workers met up again at the Museum 40 years after they last saw... Read more

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Mike Brewer announced as President of Coventry Transport Museum Patron Scheme

On Thursday 13 October Coventry Transport Museum proudly revealed Mike Brewer as the new President of the Patron Scheme.
Hear the news from the man himself and find out why he is supporting the museum.  

 

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