Vintage transport museum loses backer
Still on a transport theme comes news that the Department of Tourism and Leisure has pulled out of plans for a vintage transport museum. I can understand why — tourism is becoming a largely vestigal activity for the Manx economy although I do feel that “roots” tourism has a healthy future. I hope someone can save the Douglas Corporation bus, though. I am very fond of buses and was actually given one while drinking in the Albert pub a couple of years back. Plans to bring it to the US had to be scrapped when I discovered how tall it was, boo hoo.