Dundee Museum of Transport gallery: Events 2010
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22nd October - 10th November 2010: Dundee Museum of Transport's FIRST exhibition
For the first time since we were formed in February 2010 Dundee Museum of Transport mounted an exhibition at Dundee's Central Library in the Wellgate Centre. This was our chance to share with you some aspects of Dundee's fascinating transport history such as Scotland's first passenger rail service, memories of Dundee's old buses and trams and see one of Scotland's first ambulances. Plus did a Dundee man beat the Wright brothers to the first powered flight? There were nearly 19000 additional visitors to the Library during the time our exhibition took place.
Saturday 7th August 2010: Baxter Park Gala Day
This was our first big event in Dundee and we were made very welcome by the Friends of Baxter Park who had organised the gala day. Thanks to the Cat Protection League we also had our own Cake and Candy stall to raise some much needed funds. The day was voted a huge success with a lot of interest shown in not only our exhibits but also our campaign to establish a Museum of Transport in the former Maryfield Tram Shed.
Sunday 11 July 2010: Glamis Extravaganza
With a couple of buses from Taybus currently off the road, Jimmy McDonell and Terry Small from Dundee Museum of Transport took the opportunity to show two recent acquisitions to the general public for the first time - the Horse-drawn Ambulance and Ashton Litter. The Ambulance even caught the attention of TayAM presenter Bill Torrance who interviews Jimmy and Terry about the plans to establish the new Museum in Dundee.
When Dundee United won the Scottish Cup 2010
At Hampden Park on 15 May 2010 Dundee United won the Scottish Cup after a 16 year wait. The same open-topped bus that brought them through the city in 1994 was once again pressed into service on Sunday 16 May 2010. The bus is now part of the Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society collection.