Glasgow’s last surviving Corpy bus garage gearing up for biggest family day yet
Glasgow’s last surviving Corporation bus garage is gearing up for its biggest and best family day yet tomorrow after a three-year absence due to the pandemic. The fun-packed community event at Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust’s (CVVT) Bridgeton HQ features 130 classic buses, trucks and fire engines, a fleet of American cars, an award-winning big band – and free vintage bus rides to and from George Square. GVVT chairman Steven Booth said: “This is the first time we’ve been able to hold our family day since the pandemic.
The last was in 2019 and we’ve really missed it. We’re looking forward to welcoming people back.” READ MORE: The reason why Glasgow corpy buses switched from ‘tricolour’ to orange in the 1980s
The fund-raiser on Sunday will be opened by honorary guest and equality campaigner Dilawer Singh MBE, a former Glasgow Corporation bus driver who became Scotland’s first Asian police officer. The Michael Brawley Big Band will ensure the party goes with a swing, performing two sets at 12 noon and 1.30pm, and Darth Vader and his Star Wars troopers will also wow the crowds.
The fun-packed community event takes place at Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust’s (CVVT) Bridgeton HQ.
As well as vintage vehicles, there will be tall puppets, model bus exhibits, fire and rescue service, police and children’s activities, including a bike repair workshop and ceramic money box painting.
The money raised – entry is GBP5 adults, GBP3 concessions and GBP12 families – will go towards GVVT funds. Steven added: “Events such as these are vital to us. They help spread the word about the work we do.
They strengthen our bond with the local community, and give us a very welcome boost of funds.
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To sign up, simply enter your email address into this link here. “We are the proud owners of the garage, but it is a big building and takes a bit of looking after. Much of the money raised will help maintain it.”
Sunday’s family day is from 11am-4pm at Bridgeton Bus Garage. Enter by Broad Street. For more information see www.gvvt.org or call 0141 554 0544.