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Thursday 28th May 2020 Worcestershire, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6AJ

A day of heritage transport photography using superbly-restored, brightly painted Midland Red buses

A full day of heritage transport photography based around Wythall Transport Museum in Worcestershire showcasing some of the superbly-restored and colourfully photogenic Midland Red vehicles from the collection.


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About this event

Join us for a day of transport photography in the West Midlands using some of the superb vehicles from the historic collection based at Wythall Transport Museum in Worcestershire, and historic re-enactors. We will make use of the Museum site and preserved street furniture to set up scenes with buses and passengers, and will also be able to take vehicles out on the road locally to the Museum.

Midland Red vehicles are, as their name suggests, extremely colourful and photogenic. The event is scheduled quite close to a major running day so this means that a number of vehicles not usually seen in action will be available for photography, including an S12 single-decker from 1950. This year 2020 marks 50 years since Midland Red ceased building its own buses, so this is quite a significant milestone to commemorate. Leyland Titan PD2/12 Special from 1953 will be appearing courtesy of owners the 1685 Group. Though Midland Red mostly built its own buses, on occasion when the need was urgent they also purchased vehicles from other manufacturers and SHA 431 was one of 100 Titans ordered from Leyland. Expect the freshly-painted D9 to appear in the startling poppy red livery of the National Bus Company and we expect to take the double-decker out on the roads locally. While all vehicles are, as ever, subject to availability, we expect the advertised buses to be taking part in the event plus appropriately dressed re-enactors for the 1950s-1960s era.

Tea and coffee will be available at the Museum throughout the day and the nearby cafe at Becketts Farm will be open for food from 07.30 onwards and again at lunchtime - we can, of course, travel up to the cafe by bus! Timings for the day are 09:15-17:30.

This should be an excellent day of photography with plenty of cameo scenes and we hope you will wish to join us for our heritage transport event in the West Midlands.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lenses


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Wet weather gear

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