Barton's 1911 Daimler charabanc at SHOWBUS Woburn in the eighties
A Fleet Review at the Chilwell Head Office and Works of the surviving members of the once illustrious Barton fleet in conjunction with SHOWBUS international on September 25th.
There is no parking at Chilwell and the site will not be open to the general public on September 25th, though the public will be able to view arrivals and departures from outside the site. All vehicles heading to SHOWBUS have been invited to view the premises at Chilwell so there will be several comings and goings. The site is open to the public on Saturday 10th September.
The Review coincides with the 150th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Barton fleet, Thomas Henry Barton, OBE. It also coincides with the announcement of a major development of the former Barton headquarters at Chilwell. Property developer, Farlands, in conjunction with the Princes's Foundation for Building Community, are planning to build a sustainable community on the site which will be known as the Barton Quarter.
Provisionally, on September 25th the Barton collection, which includes their 1911 Daimler charabanc, which visited Showbus at Woburn in the eighties, and the lowest doubledecker built will be on display at Chilwell. In view of the pending redevelopment this is expected to be the last time that Barton vehicles will be seen in their original home.
The Trent-Barton skylink service links both locations and an all inclusive tickets zigzag ticket will be available on the day coverig all Trent-Barton services and admission to SHOWBUS.
Any bus on its way to SHOWBUS in invited to drop in at Chilwell to see the Barton buses on diplay. The site is expected to be open until noon. From just after 1100h the active Barton buses will depart to process to Donington for display in the Barton Quarter at SHOWBUS.