A 100 year old Island built Stagecoach will be on display from 11am on Sunday (7 July)
The Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum in Park Road, Ryde, will be hosting the event.
For the first time since the Ryde Carnival in 1935, the recently revamped 1880 coach, called ‘Civility’ will be harnessed to horses and paraded on display in the museum’s forecourt for the public to come and see.
Volunteers have undergone some painstaking work to restore and reinstate the coach, which 100 years ago carried passengers between Ryde and Newport, with a change of horses taking place at Wooton.
In the afternoon, the Schools Concert Band of the Island Music Centre will be performing a concert of popular music from 2.30pm, inside the museum.
Islanders can come along to watch and support the young musicians perform in the museum’s super sounding acoustics.
The museum will be open throughout, with the usual free admission and parking will be available but will be restricted.