A unique event celebrating Wolverhampton’s engineering revival - as well as its impressive past - is being held at Bantock House Museum and Park as part of a week-long drive to get people visiting places in their city. The historic house and park is hosting the one-day show to champion the Victorian glories of engineering as well as the digital revolution and investment in the city - thanks to the likes of Jaguar Land Rover.
Engineering Day is on Saturday July 4 as part of Wolverhampton Visitor Week, which encourages people to discover more about the city and what it has to offer.
GKN will be there to talk to school leavers and students about apprenticeships and careers available to them in the world of engineering.
Also during the day experts from The Royal Engineers will be on hand to demonstrate the many different specialist construction jobs and opportunities available in the British Army from Combat Engineers to Plant Operators.
Edwardian vehicles, Showman’s Traction Engines, a Vintage Turner Tractor, a Tiger Cub Microlight aircraft and a selection of vintage cars will go on show in the grounds of the historic house and park off Finchfield Road.
The Royal Engineers and the Vintage Sports Car Club are helping organise the free event, which starts at 10am and ends at 4.30pm.
Councillor John Reynolds, cabinet member for city economy at Wolverhampton City Council, said: “The event celebrates the city’s past and present engineering achievements and fits in well with what Visitor Week has to offer.
“The aim of the week is to encourage more people to visit or discover the great places and things to do in our city.”
Free tours of venues are also on offer during the week including at Bantock House, the Grand Theatre, Light House Cinema and City Archives.
The City of Wolverhampton Show on July 11 and 12 is one of the highlights of Wolverhampton Visitor Week, taking place between 4 and 12 July.
Visitor Week is a great opportunity for anyone living, working, visiting or doing business in Wolverhampton to discover what the city has to offer, with a host of events and opportunities on offer.
For more details, please visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/visitorweek.
Visitor Week is part of the City Conference Season, which is helping to improve opportunities, prosperity and health for residents, support businesses to grow and develop and help local people to compete for jobs.