Lawnmower owned by Hilda Ogden (Coronation Street)
LAWNMOWERS OF THE RICH & FAMOUS
PLEASE CAN YOU HELP OUR APPEAL?
The Museum is run on a very low budget and to increase the number of people coming
to the Museum, we have created a new popular exhibition named:
"LAWNMOWERS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS".
To extend the appeal of British garden engineering heritage (which is the best in
the world) to everyone, please would you contribute an old discarded Lawnmower or
any garden tool in any condition from you that will attract many more people to the
Museum. Your donation will be restored to its former glory and placed on view within
the new exhibition.
If you are unable to help us in our quest at the moment, please mention this to another
famous celebrity like yourself, and tell them about the Museum’s attempt to save
our British Heritage, and ask them to save a Lawnmower today.
This unique museum is popular with visitors from abroad, particularly from the USA,
Europe and Japan. They are impressed with the quality of Workmanship (many countries
have no gardening history). Your donation will have contributed to the worthy cause
of keeping British Engineering History alive. It houses a collection of over 200
restored pristine exhibits, (part of 600) originally destined for the scrap yard
built up over 40 years. It is now a tribute to the British garden machinery industry,
which has developed over the past 200 years. The collection dates from the Industrial
revolution in 1799 to the present day.
Please visit the Museum when you are next in Southport, where you would be made most
welcome. The Curator Brian Radam would be honoured to give you a guided tour.