Vintage Event In Lincolnshire

Saturday 3rd April, 2021  -  Monday 5th April, 2021 Long Weekend Vintage Event April, Lincolnshire No comments yet.

About the Easter Weekend Trolleydays

The event has been cancelled by the organisers.

Doncaster is located about 60 miles east of Manchester. Teenage boys of the 1960s will remember Doncaster native and English actress Diana Rigg, who starred as Emma Peel in The Avengers from 1965 to 1968 and later as the character Oleena Tyrell in Game of Thrones from 2013 to 2017. It’s entirely possible that some of those boys witnessed the opening of the Trolleybus Museum in September of 1971 in the nearby hamlet of Sandtoft.

The Easter Weekend Trolleyday celebration is a three-day event running Saturday through Monday. In addition to the usual attractions, visitors can ride the trolleybuses, and the children will look for that elusive prize egg at the Easter Egg hunt.

A trolleybus is like an electric tram, except the tram runs on rails that complete the electric circuit. The trolleybus uses rubber street tires and uses a second overhead wire that powers the vehicle via a pair of poles called trolley booms that form the circuit. In addition to the trolleybus ride, the Easter Weekend will feature a vintage motorbus guided tour, trolleybus displays as well as 1950s/60s window displays. Children can ride in a full-sized trolleybus simulator called 'Have a Go at Driving' located in the café that also features made-to-order meals, delicious home-made cakes and hot and cold drinks. Take a walk on the Garden and Nature Trail and browse the souvenir shop to round out your day.

Trolleybus Museum

The genesis of the Trolleybus Museum began in April of 1961 when a 23-year old schoolteacher named Michael Dare sparked an interest in having a pre-war trolleybus preserved. By 1969 the first trolleybus was in Sandtoft, where the museum sits today with many more trolleybuses arriving over the past 50 years.

Entry To The Event

The fun will last from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day, but after 3:30 p.m., no new visitors will be admitted. The entry fees are £8.00 for adults age 17 to 60, £7.00 for seniors, £6.00 for disabled and children age 5 to 16 and university students with a student union I.D. Kids under the age of 5 enter for free. A family of two adults and up to 4 kids can enter for £25.50. Do take note that entry fees are subject to change, so check with the Museum before arrival to verify. Donations are always accepted, and all proceeds go to support the Museum.

Somewhere to Stay in Lincolnshire

People planning to stay a night or two will find ample hotel lodging along the M18 and in Doncaster or east of Sandtoft in Scunthorpe. Campers and Caravaners will find several campsites just south of Sandtoft to pitch a tent (if the weather is good) or park an RV.

Getting To Belton Road

Drivers arriving at The Trolleybus Museum from the east on the M180 will exit south onto the A161. Drive to the roundabout and take the 3rd exit to head west on Westgate Road, continuing west on Sandtoft Road and Belton to the destination. Drivers arriving from the west will exit onto the A18, where it splits off from the M180. The next turn is a right onto High Levels Bank that will curve south and cross over the M180. The next turn is onto Belton heading east to the Museum.

Other Things To Do Around Doncaster

If you need to kill some time while you are in Doncaster, check out Cusworth Hall Museum, whose collections reflect the daily lives of people in Doncaster from the 18th century to the present day. Admire the painting on the chapel’s ceiling and imagine having a feast at the Hall’s Great Kitchen. Admission is free but the museum is closed Thursday and Friday. Do you have kids age 6 and older? If yes, take them to Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields to burn off some of that energy.

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Dogs are welcome but not in the Café or souvenir shop. Some of the trolleybuses may not be wheelchair friendly, so check with the museum staff. Be sure to have the wheelchair dimensions at hand when you email or call the museum. One final note to all those teenage boys from the 1960s now considering retirement: You can still see clips of the Avengers on YouTube to relive your fantasies about Riggs character Mrs. Peel, now in her 80s, who may have been the world's original 'cougar'.


 

When is the next Easter Weekend Trolleydays?

The Easter Weekend Trolleydays WAS planned to take place at Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, Lincolnshire, DN8 5SX, Saturday 3rd April, 2021. This is a Long Weekend Vintage Event.

Address
Belton Road
Sandtoft
Doncaster
Lincolnshire
DN8 5SX

 
Organisers
Trolleybus Museum
01724 711 391


External Website : Check this link for more information if necessary.

www.sandtoft.org.uk



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