Three years ago, we visited the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, at the former tram depot in the shadow of the better-known football ground. Just over a year later, the museum had to close, and the search for new premises had begun. Earlier this year, the museum reopened in Aldridge – and today would be a “Running Day”, when the preserved buses would take to the road and allow visitors to “remember what buses used to be like”. The weather looked decidedly showery – not a day for a walk. We decided to take a ride instead. We had a choice of four routes – and could have enjoyed them all. A ride to Chasewater Heaths station in a 1960 Routemaster was quite sufficient; we had the impression that most visitors (and there were plenty of them, judging from the parked cars) were riding everything on offer.