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Image from the Car Illustrated of a lady looking under the bonnet of her car

Under the Bonnet

Sarah Wyatt – Film and Video Curator In the early days of motoring, most women were content to let their…

Long Distance Ladies

Patrick Collins – Research and Enquiries Officer Long distance journeys hold a special fascination for adventurous motorcyclists. Numerous riders have…

Muriel Hind dressed in cycling attire with Rex Motorcycle

Muriel Hind (1882 – 1956)

Patrick Collins – Research and Enquiries Officer One doesn’t need to spend long looking through the Edwardian motorcycling magazines held…

Getting Creative for Vote 100

Angela Willis – Curator, Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection This summer we celebrated 100 years of some women gaining the…

Newspaper cover with women in caravans

Census Night in a Caravan

Angela Willis – Curator, Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection Before the First World War the caravan took a pivotal role…

Mary Kennard on Singer motorcycle

Mary Kennard (1850-1936)

Patrick Collins – Research and Enquiries Officer A name that appears frequently in the motoring press in the early years…

LAC Ranelagh Gymkhana

The Ladies’ Automobile Club

Sarah Wyatt- Film and Video Curator As part of  The Drive For Change project celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage,…

Shell Kindred Spirits (1908), showing a female driver in an open top car, beside two Shell petrol cans.

Votes for Women – Mary Kessell

To mark the centenary of ‘Votes for Women’ the Shell Heritage Art Collection will be highlighting female artists from our…

Archive picture of the Speed Queens Austin Maxi in action

Speed Queens Review

David Cooper – Clerk of Works for the Beaulieu Estate  David reviews the Speed Queens friends evening held on 28…

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