HERITAGE enthusiasts will take a step back in time as a museum marks its anniversary.

Amberley Museum near Arundel will mark the 43rd anniversary of an autumn gathering which brought together those with interests in historic collections and transport, which encouraged a growth of the museum’s collections and saw them open the following year.

This year’s event, taking place this Sunday (October 3) will celebrate its volunteers over the years and show a variety of over 170 vehicles on display, dating as far back as 1896.

Over half the cars on display date back to before the Second World War and major makes of the era will feature at the exhibition, including Rolls Royce, Austin 7s, and Humber and Standard.

The oldest vehicle at the show, an 1896 Benz, will be brought by Gordon Cobbold - who has attended every autumn gathering at Amberley since 1978.

The museum’s racksaw bence will also be running for the first time in three years at the event by a visiting steam traction engine, with their vintage buses and steam train offering passenger rides throughout the day.

Tickets for the event are available on their website.

Amberley Museum, located in the heart of the South Downs, boasts a team of some 300 volunteers to look after the exhibits and interact with visitors, with many of them previously working in the industries represented at the museum.

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