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1882 Speedwell Club Bicycle Exhibition

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Held at the Bingley Hall, Birmingham on the 22-25th March 1882

Organised by the Speedwell Bicycle Club

1882. An exhibition of bicycles and tricycles . . . opened at Bingley Hall yesterday . . . In the number of visitors it falls little short of the “Stanley” shows in the metropolis . . . There are about sixty exhibitors altogether . . . and the exhibits number close upon 300. In addition there are long and important arrays of ordinary horse carriages of various kinds shown by Messrs Startin and Sons . . . and other well-known coachbuilders . . . the galleries are set apart for practical tests of the special merits claimed for the machines. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Post of 23rd March 1882
  • The Cyclist 1882/03/15
  • The Cyclist 1882/03/29