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Saving the seats of the Albion Venturer bus

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Maggie Dobbie and I recently went to the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust at Bridgeton bus depot, in Glasgow’s East End. We were there to remove the upper deck seats from the Albion Venturer bus, which is going on display at Riverside Museum next year.

The Venturer’s seats need a fair bit of conservation work as a lot of the leather has deteriorated and torn. We’ll soon be moving the bus from Bridgeton to the Riverside Museum, where we’ll reunite it with the seats once the conservation work is complete.

The Venturer, along with two other Glasgow Museums’ buses, has been in the care of the GVVT since 2007, when they were removed from the Museum of Transport in Kelvin Hall as part of the preparations for the move to Riverside.

In the slideshow below, you can see a few pictures of the Albion Venturer bus as well as the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust’s Bridgeton depot. For a bus journey down memory lane, please contact the trust to arrange a visit to the depot.

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