AS a way to mark Fathers’ Day, the Transport Museum in Wythall is holding a special event this Sunday, for dads to be reunited with some of the buses they used to work on.

Fathers and grandfathers who spent their careers working on buses in the West Midlands, are being invited to come along and take a closer look at their former workplaces, taking a step back in history at the same time.

Malcolm Keeley, a trustee at the museum, said: “Many Dads have been in the transport industry, some all their working lives. They may have been engineers, drivers, conductors, cleaners or in the offices - and we mustn't forget those who designed and built them. Buses made in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton were exported all over the world.

“Families bring dads, granddads and great-granddads to see the buses they used to work on, prompting all sorts of memories. I'm often called on to identify which buses ran from a particular garage and the delight is always rewarding. We've had tough old men burst into tears meeting up with the buses that must have given them a hard day's work in the old days. It's not just the buses, of course, but the memories of comradeship that come with them.”

There will also be the opportunity for people to take a trip on some of the buses, which will be making short runs out from Wythall throughout the day, for people to get a taste of what it would have been like to use them.

The museum has restored and preserved 100 classic busses, coaches, milk floats and bread vans, and includes a 1949 Wolverhampton trolleybus, powered by electricity through overhead wires.

There will also be a miniature steam railway running throughout the day to carry children around the museum’s grounds, and there will be games, films and a play cabin for younger children to enjoy.

The museum will be opening half an hour earlier than usual on Sunday at 10.30am with free parking. For more information on the event, visit