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Taxi display joins Ipswich Transport Museum

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 April 2017

Two former taxi drivers in Ipswich have been working to get a vintage taxi display at Ipswich Transport Museum for this season. Left to right, John Winlow, Chris Turland (museum representative) and Dave Pettman. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Two former taxi drivers in Ipswich have been working to get a vintage taxi display at Ipswich Transport Museum for this season. Left to right, John Winlow, Chris Turland (museum representative) and Dave Pettman. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A display of vintage taxi items has been launched at Ipswich Transport Museum as its new season gets underway.

Two former taxi drivers in Ipswich have been working to get a vintage taxi display at Ipswich Transport Museum for this season. Picture: GREGG BROWNTwo former taxi drivers in Ipswich have been working to get a vintage taxi display at Ipswich Transport Museum for this season. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Taxi drivers John Winlow and David Pettman began compiling items from former colleagues in May last year, and last month launched the display at the museum in Cobham Road – the first taxi-related display the museum has had.

He said: “It’s absolutely fantastic, and it’s something I have been thinking about for so long, so to have that display up and running is marvellous.”

Mr Winlow is currently compiling a book of stories from Ipswich cabbies, and is encouraging anyone with memorabilia for the collection to contact him on john.winlow@hotmail.com.

Museum manager Wayne Mann added: “The taxi is one of the things missing from our collection, so it is nice to have that involved.”

Two former taxi drivers in Ipswich have been working to get a vintage taxi display at Ipswich Transport Museum for this season. Picture: GREGG BROWNTwo former taxi drivers in Ipswich have been working to get a vintage taxi display at Ipswich Transport Museum for this season. Picture: GREGG BROWN

An egg hunt takes place at the museum on Monday, with fire engine rides and games.

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