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A hare raising time with the Burrell

11 June 2007 by Sam

Last weekend Sharon Brown, Dave Letsche and Dale Riley, who look after the Museum of Liverpool’s land transport collection, donned historical costumes and took the Burrell steam traction engine ‘on the road’ to Croxteth. Here’s Sharon Brown’s report from the event – with details of where you can see the Burrell next Saturday.


man in Victorian costume with a toy rabbit on his head

Dave Letsche entertains the crowds

We were at the Croxteth Heritage Sports Day last weekend as a backdrop as it was based around Victorian and Edwardian themed sports – tennis, rugby etc. We talked to people about the engine (built in 1909 – so it’s Edwardian rather than Victorian) and about the Museum of Liverpool on the road project. We only took one turn around the park at the end of the afternoon as it was very busy and we didn’t want to squash anyone! Everyone was fascinated with the engine and we had lots of positive comments about it – and ourselves in our rather fetching Victorian outfits – children kept wanting their photos taken with us – a novel experience – a bit like being a celebrity I guess! Read more…

Burrell goes on the road to Croxteth

15 December 2006 by Sam

A steam traction engine

Have I mentioned that Christmas is coming? Only about ten times over the last few weeks. If you still have Christmas shopping to do then you could pick up some traditional gifts at the Croxteth Hall market on Sunday 17 December, which promises lots of festive stalls in the spirit of Christmas past. 

A special guest at the market this Sunday will be the Burrell steam traction engine from our popular land transport collection, which is visiting as part of the Museum of Liverpool on the road project. It’s only there for the day, so you’d better steam over there if you don’t want to miss it. Read more…



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