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Friday, May 19, 2006

Acton Museum Depot Open Weekend & Zone 1 Tube Challenge

Acton Museum Depot Open Weekend picture taken by FimbMaking Connections: Past, present and future

Thanks to Fimb for noticing that the Acton Museum Depot has another open weekend. the Depot holds the majority of the London Transport Museum's collection and while the Museum itself is being re-furbished, holds the occaisonal open weekend. This weekend you can get a chance to see an exhibition of historic photographs, many of which have never been seen before.

"The Museum's team of volunteers have been examining, cleaning and digitally scanning a large collection of pre-war glass negatives held in temperature controlled storage.

The Museum invites visitors to connect photographs with objects now in the Museum's collection at the Depot and recognise images of London scenes from the past. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the London General Omnibus Company (LGOC) and visitors to the Depot over this weekend will see a number of buses from the LGOC period

To find out more visit the London Transport Museum website. Hopefully, this will be one weekend where there aren't engineering works affecting Acton Town, so you might actually be able to make it there by Tube!

Zone 1 Challenge

Just a quick reminder that it's the Zone 1 Tube Challenge today with about thirty people legging it around the zone's 64 stations in the fastest possible time. I'll update with results later on today. If you're in town tonight and would like to join them in the pub to see the trophy giving and hear the tales of what happened, head across to Angel in The Fields, which is just north of Bond Street Station. Good luck to all. Plus there's still time to enter the Tube Challenge quiz and win a copy of Tunnel Vision.

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