Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by Vanny » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:45 pm

I wont get there before 1pm, but i'm 10 minutes away so sounds like a good start time for me!

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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by mds141 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:54 pm

electrokid wrote:I'm vaguely thinking about turning up for the Saturday as well - I heard there's some kind of re-enactment of Lady Godiva's naked horse-ride through the centre of Coventry. I think the original reason for this escapade was political in some form but I'm sure no-one cares to remember what that was :D
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:25 pm

mds141 wrote:12 noon is fine Tim. I'm meeting Jane [Merlyn] at Keele svcs. You going M1 + M6 way?
M42/M6 A45 I think.
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by mds141 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:39 pm

Apparently the Coventry ring road is a nightmare Tim. If you want to meet up en-route let me know. Txt you when we are near. Post code for sat nav is:-CV1 1JD.
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:59 am

I imagine on a Sunday it shouldnt be TOO bad, was thinking of meeting at the Services enroute Mark with you and Jane, Sandre is coming down with myself and the GT, not sure about anyone else.
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by Caffiend » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:40 am

Still need a rain chk on that sry Tim, shd be able to let you know Mon/ Tue if that's ok. Forgive any typos, on phone.
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:46 am

Yes of course no problems!
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by mds141 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:49 pm

Tim Leech wrote:I imagine on a Sunday it shouldnt be TOO bad, was thinking of meeting at the Services enroute Mark with you and Jane, Sandre is coming down with myself and the GT, not sure about anyone else.
Corley svcs Tim? How far is that from Coventry?
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:32 pm

I need to check but its on the M6 after the M42 so could be a good place to meet.
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by merlyn » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:37 am

Yeah, I thought Corley Services too to meet up with Tim. If you and I meet at Keele then we can go down and meet Tim further on, Corley made sense to me.
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:30 am

Fine by me. If we meet up at Corley Services Eastbound on the M6 about 11:40am then? Its then only 7 miles to the museum.
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by electrokid » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:33 am

This is the event that I was considering going to on the Saturday (then staying overnight and joining you all on the Sunday)...

http://www.imagineerproductions.co.uk/c ... g_coventry

Note - there are some road closures associated with this event on the Saturday and on the Sunday...

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/569/roa ... oadworks/3

Note that on the Sunday, the 'rolling, stage by stage road closures' for the procession include Hales Street (where the Motor Museum is) though reading between the lines the procession goes past the end of Hales Street rather than along it so it might be that it's just one end blocked off so there may still be access to the part we want to get to even during the closure - which should be after 12 o'clock anyway.
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by mds141 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:49 am

Thanks for the info on road closures etc.
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by electrokid » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:27 pm

No probs :)

I've just sent an email to West Midlands Police to let them know we will be arriving on the Sunday and to ask if we can have access to the museum in the event that the road is closed to through traffic. I'm sure it won't be a problem - I'll post re any reply I get.
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Re: Coventry Transport Museum day out 29 TH July.

Post by Vanny » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:34 pm

At the risk of being a stuck record, and no one acknowledging my post last time, DONT USE JUNCTION 3 OF THE M6!!!

Use Junction 2, A46 to the A45/A46 interchange and enter the city via LONDON ROAD.

Going by electrokid's link, you should miss much of the chaos. Once on the ring road you head left/anticlockwise and it is well sign posted. I think SatNav will try to take you off at the Wickes junction, DONT, stay on the ring road till the next big round about (the only round about actually on the ring road, so you have to stop) and almost double back. The rear entrance of the museum is about 300yds from the round about, at the very bottom of a dead end, and shouldn't be closed to traffic.

Oh the signs on the ring road for the museum are HUGE so i doubt you'll miss them, and the signs all go to the museum car park at the back which is opposite the staff car park.