26th Sep, 2020

Museum acquires another piece of Bromsgrove history after buying rare poster

ANOTHER piece of history relating to a Bromsgrove-built motorbike will be available for future generations to see after it was acquired by the Norton Collection Museum.

Trustee Dennis Norton discovered a poster advertising the Banshee bike which was in Australia and had been posted on Ebay.

He bought it to add to the display and it now has pride of place at the museum.

The price of the bike in the poster is in pounds Sterling so it is thought it was created for the UK and, for some reason, taken to Australia.

The only two Banshee motorbikes in the country are on display at the museum – one is owned by the Norton Collection and the other is on loan from the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust.

The venue opens Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and last year a scheme was introduced for pre-arranged group visits on any day of the week.

The museum is also looking for more volunteers to add to its ranks.

For more information on the visits, to book or for more on volunteering, call 01527 919531.

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