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Bicycle Collection

Bicycle Collection 1976


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Bicycle Collection 1976

6 mins United Kingdom

Colleen Gray leaves behind the hectic streets of Birmingham to visit the antique bicycle museum run by the Pinkerton family at Arbury Hall near Nuneaton. A far more sedate pace is required for these vintage machines, particularly if you're the unlucky reporter given one without brakes to try. A junior member of the Pinkerton household shows how it should be done on a racing Penny Farthing.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.




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