On the road for 103 years

PUBLISHED: 12:17 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010

A fire engine

A fire engine

HOW townsfolk got from A to B in Letchworth GC and beyond in days gone by is graphically illustrated in a new exhibition. Visitors to the First Garden City Heritage Museum in Norton Way South are invited to discover more about forms of transport used over

HOW townsfolk got from A to B in Letchworth GC and beyond in days gone by is graphically illustrated in a new exhibition.

Visitors to the First Garden City Heritage Museum in Norton Way South are invited to discover more about forms of transport used over the last 103 years.

The exhibition, which runs until July 29, features the town's former well-known transport industries such as Ascot and Phoenix Cars, as well as Chater Lea bikes and how industry and commerce used vehicles, from John Green's furniture removals with a horse and wagon to the K & L factory's lengthy narrow gauge railway.

From the humble bicycle and the horse and cart to sentimental steam trains and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang style cars, the exhibition is packed full of fascinating photographs and model vehicles which organisers hope will delight all the family.

There is also a children's quiz and lots of fun and games, based on the transport theme.

The museum is open Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. Admission - children under 16 free; town residents and students 50p, non-residents £1 - includes entry into the exhibition.

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