The Nineteenth-Century Motorist in the North West

A day school at Manchester Metropolitan University


Saturday 7 September 2019, 10.00 to 3.30

70 Oxford Road (the ‘Cornerhouse’), Manchester M1 5NH

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Goodwin’s Lutzmann Benz, Manchester, 1896; MOSI Archive, YMS 0197.2

Talks on:

  • Overview of the early cycling and motoring industry in the North West
  • Motoring in the North West, c1900
  • Motoring archives in the North West
  • Roads in the North West c1900: experimentation and achievement
  • Rothwell: a case study of a north-west car manufacturer
  • Manchester and the early bicycle industry


Displays on:

  • Manchester and the Thousand Mile Trial of 1900
  • Samuel Okell, (probably) Cheshire’s first motorist


Tickets: £20 waged/£10 unwaged, includes buffet lunch. Click here to purchase