Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019 Time: 9:30 for 10:00
Venue: James Hall Museum of Transport: Pioneers' Park, 193 Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle, Johannesburg.
Charge: Members R50, Non-members R80
Bring: Hat, water bottle, walking shoes, sunblock.
Booking is essential: Contact Anne Raeburn firstname.lastname@example.org or 072 349 6507 Places will only be confirmed once payment has been received.
The James Hall museum of transport is the largest museum of this type in Africa and is one of the stops on the Joburg’s sight-seeing red bus tour. The museum has a permanent display of various types of transport vehicles dating back to animal-drawn transport like the iconic ox wagon to penny farthings, bicycles, rickshaws, motorbikes, horse-drawn and electric trams, steam engines and other vehicles. Also included is one of the Zeederberg Mail Coaches. The highlight of our tour will be the steam-powered bus that the museum staff are planning to get running on the day.
James Smith is a transport enthusiast and has spent many hours tinkering with various engines including steam engines. He is passionate about the restoration of old vehicles and he will explain the history of many of the pieces found in the museum. He will explain the challenges involved in maintaining this aspect of our heritage.