Tags: bartons, centenary, events, transport
On 1st October 1908 Bartons ran their first scheduled service from Long Eaton to Nottingham Goose Fair.
To mark the centenary Bartons are organizing a number of events:
- A centenary show to be held in the Company’s historic Chilwell garage buildings, on the evenings of 30th September and 1st October 2008.
- A re-enactment of the first journey from Long Eaton to Nottingham in Fleet No. 1, Bartons’ veteran Daimler Char-a-banc on the 1st of October 2008.
- Historic Barton vehicles to carry the Lord Mayor of Nottingham and his civic guests to the Goose Fair Thursday 2nd October.
- A Heritage Open Day on Saturday the 4th of October at the former Chilwell headquarters to allow the return of past employees, vehicles, enthusiasts, passengers and local people to this historic site.
Full details can be found on Bartons Centenary Site
Once again, alas, I shall be working on the dates in question so I won’t get a chance to take part – oh the joys of working 5 Saturdays out of 6.
Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.
This year the open days take place on 11th to 14th September
There are several Nottinghamshire properties taking part in this year’s event including the Council House, Bromley House and garden and St Mary’s Church Tower (only open on Heritage Open Day biennially). Full details can be found at the Heritage Open Days website
This will be a great opportunity for Nottinghamshire photographers to visit places that are not normally accessible.
Sadly I will be at work on the dates in question, but I’d love to see any pictures taken posted to the Views Of Nottingham Flickr Group