|[19 JAN 99] MUSEUM
OF BRITISH ROAD TRANSPORT PRESS RELEASE
Museum Launches Friends Scheme
The Museum of
British Road Transport in Coventry has announced its intention to launch a friends scheme.
The scheme will offer the opportunity for people to give voluntary support to different
aspects of the Museums work including acting as guides, giving specialist technical
support etc. In addition those who just wish to become Social Friends of the Museum will
be fully catered for.
Councillor Arthur Waugh, Chairman of the Museums Board said,
"The British motor industry has generated a huge number of highly skilled people
and I have frequently been asked if there is a way that individuals can help support the
Museum. The Friends scheme will offer a whole range of voluntary and social opportunities
and I believe that there is a mass of talent out there that could bring enormous benefits
for the Museums future. For example, the opportunity for schoolchildren to hear,
first hand, what it was like to work in a car factory will help to reinforce the
engineering excellence that has been a watchword in Coventry for over a century now. We
have already had a significant response to the scheme since we published it in our
Christmas newsletter and, hopefully, this public launch of the scheme will attract many
more interested parties."
It is intended that, once people have registered their interest in becoming a
Friend, the museum will hold a public meeting to highlight al of the
opportunities available and to start creating the type of organisation Friends wish to
Anyone interested in becoming a Friend is asked to either write to Barry Littlewood,
the Managing Director of the Museum in St. Agnes Lane, hales Street, or registering their
interest by phone on Coventry 832425. They will then be advised of the date of the public
meeting which it is anticipated will take place in either February or March.
Barry Littlewood, Managing Director or Malcolm Oliver, Operating Manager 01203 832425