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An unprecedented collection of 11 invalid tricycles (many working) went on display as part of the October 2019 half term Transport Through Time event at Beamish. On a par with all other vehicles on display, tricycles were included centre stage supporting McKeown and his teams, The Carrying of Passengers is Forbidden exhibition, located within the newly built and popular bus station. Over 3 days, c.7000 visitors (Beamish email 2019) inspected the vehicles and asked questions of the multiple volunteers on hand. McKeown gave regular demonstrations of a working Tippen Delta on the museum’s two mile circular road system. Because invalid tricycles were withdrawn from British roads in 2003, this living history was very popular, something which was not lost on curator Natasha Anson (Beamish). She said, “This isn't really a story which is being told".
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2019|