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Our visit to The Bridge Radio

On Tuesday 26th May we visited The Bridge Radio in Stourbridge to promote our upcoming Classic Mini Open Evening!

We were guests on the Trev French show for around 45 minutes, we discussed everything about the event from the classic minis to the entertainment and food!

There will be the usual burger van, entertainment from Black Country Gaz, a caricaturist, a magician and our usual prize giveaways! As well as other competitions.

We will be adding a few recordings from the show to our YouTube channel so watch this space for links to those!

To find out more about The Bridge Radio click here!

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Coventry Transport Museum – World Record Attempt!

On Sunday 14th June the Coventry Transport Museum is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Parade of Classic Cars (all cars will be over 30 years old)

Footman James and Jaguar Land Rover Heritage are aiming to have over 2000 classic cars in attendance!

‘the route of the parade, which must measure at least two miles in order to meet Guinness World Record rules, will start at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and will include part of the city’s famous inner ring road’

View the full article here: http://transport-museum.com/events/event/270/guinness_world_record_attempts.aspx

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From the Window: Morris Minor

Today we were visited by this wonderful Morris Minor! Complete with furry companion, it was in great condition – kept for everyday use, its owners told us they love how reliable it is and like to go for picnics with a basket they have for the back. Unfortunately they broke down on their way to us but it was only a ‘minor’ thing (see what I did there?)

Morris Minor

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International Nurses Day!

Today (12th May 2015) is International Nurses Day! It’s important we appreciate how important nurses are, and that many lives are saved every day all around the globe thanks to the hard working nurses of the world.

More information on Nurses Day and how to get involved with fundraising here and find out about local events here!

‘A National Nurses Day was first planned in the early 1950’s, but it was not until 1974 when the International Council of Nurses stated that the 12th of May was to be International Nurses Day. The 12th of May was chosen as this was the day in 1820 that Florence Nightingale was born’ (Source)

Did you know Morris Minors were a popular choice among district nurses during the late ’60s?

Click here for an interesting article from Classic Car Mart!

Nurse Gladys in Open All Hours had a Morris Minor which has been converted to be a medical vehicle (picture source)

Nurse Gladys - Open All Hours

‘The first dedicated Cardiac Ambulance used at The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after the portable defib was designed was a traveller, it carried a cardiac doctor and nurse to the scene if an Ambulance crew requested them to attend. I dont think any pictures exsist, but I knew a lady who had been a nurse and attended these calls. The NIAS trust still has a Bedford and a Diamler preserved’ – David McCullough (source)

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(Picture Source – more available)