Episode 1 – 19th Century Motoring with Dr Craig Horner

From Wind in the Willows, Mr Toad, women and 19th Century motoring, driving from John o’ Groats to Lands End, and land speed records, listen to this stimulating conversation with Dr Horner about his nineteenth century motoring project.

Listen on Spotify here.

Check out the 19th Century Motoring Project website here.


Frank Wellington is driving an 1896 Peugeot, taking his three passengers (Eleanor Bailey, Charles Jacobs Page and Ernest Page) from Tolleshunt D’arcy in Essex, to London. The given date is 30 March 1897. Thanks to David Newman for permission to reproduce the photograph.