Vintage Vehicle Day tribute to biker Wally
Published on: 01 Jul 2016
FRENCHAY Village Museum is gearing up for its Vintage Vehicle Day which will take place on Saturday July 16. This annual event, which is held in association with Frenchay Flower Show, is completely free and attracts a wide variety of vintage bicycles, motorcycles, and cars - all owned by local enthusiasts.
This year organisers will be celebrating 70 years since the founding of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club. The photograph shows Bristolian Wally Flew on his 1910 Triumph crossing the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Wally, who died aged 92 earlier this year, was a founding member of the Bristol Section of the VMCC and in the 1980s was president of the national organisation.
There will be many other interesting vehicles, including some very old cars and bicycles as well as fast 60s racing cars.
A flypast by a WWII Lancaster is scheduled for around 2.35pm, subject to weather.
Admission to the event is free.
Anyone wanting to display a vehicle should arrive between 1 and 1.30pm. The display is open to the public from 2–5 pm. For further details phone 0117 957 0942.
The Vintage Vehicle Show will be held in the car park just inside Entrance “B” of the former Frenchay Hospital, at the junction at Frenchay Park Road and Begbrook Park.
The event is run in conjunction with Frenchay Flower Show centred around Frenchay Village Hall and there are free vintage buses linking the two events.
There will also be plenty to see in the museum, which boasts an ever changing display on the story of Frenchay Hospital. You can also see the Radio Lollipop window rescued from Ward 24 just before it was demolished. It was created as part of the BBC’s Children in Need in 1991.
There is also a new display marking the 200th anniversary of the opening of Whiteshill Evangelical Church. This exhibition runs until August, and the museum is open every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. Admission is free.