Transport played an important part in the evolution of the brewing industry. From horse-drawn drays through to more modern-day vehicles. The National Brewery Centre houses a fine collection of vehicles, that includes delivery wagons, fire trucks, a double-decker bus and special promotional vehicles, such as a 1920s Daimler bottle car that was built to deliver beer to pubs for promotional purposes. These vehicles are maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers with high skill levels and standards of working.
However, many of these are housed in two roofed storage sheds but with open fronts as pictured above and below meaning that they are open to the winter weather and prone to faster deterioration than might otherwise be the case if they had protective frontages.
The Trust is seeking funds for protective plastic canopies to shield these vehicles from the worst of the winter weather and therefore easing the burden on the volunteer maintenance team.