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1953 Lanchester Leda roadster and pop-up outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

We enjoyed taking part of in our first ever Heritage Open Days this year alongside the wealth of heritage Coventry city has to offer. Balloons and bunting set the scene and the LIA space saw a substantial amount of visitors over the four day event. Many visiting for the first time were impressed by how much information we’d squeezed into what appears to be quite a small space, and promised to return with family and friends. The Lego activities were a hit with kids (and adults!) and it was great to see people of all ages trying our augmented reality and getting behind the wheel of our Lanchester car. Some visitors even bought along their own Lanchester stories which we’re always keen to hear more of! If you have ever driven or perhaps even used to own a Lanchester do get in the touch – we love to hear all things Lanchester.

We also had our Lanchester historian and expert Chris Clark in pride of place at the Coventry Transport Museum HOD Classic Car show on Saturday. Chris was stationed in pride of place right next to the museum entrance with his beautiful 1953 Lanchester Leda dch. Equipped with our Pop Up exhibition and augmented reality tablets Chris had a great day talking all things Lanchester and spreading the word about the archive.

We’re looking forward to next year already!

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  • Cars gathered outside the Coventry Transport Museum including the unique Lanchester Leda roadster during Heritage Open Days 2017

    Cars gathered outside the Coventry Transport Museum including the unique Lanchester Leda roadster during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster and pop-up outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

    1953 Lanchester Leda roadster and pop-up outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • Part of the Coventry University Archive collection on display during Heritage Open Days 2017, including prospectuses and documents in many different fomats

    Part of the Coventry University Archive collection on display during Heritage Open Days 2017, including prospectuses and documents in many different fomats

  • Pages from the modern art magazine Verve from 1953 on Matisse, part of the Coventry University Archive collection on display during Heritage Open Days 2017

    Pages from the modern art magazine Verve from 1953 on Matisse, part of the Coventry University Archive collection on display during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • Extract from a letter by Ellen Terry, part of the Coventry University Archive collection on display during Heritage Open Days 2017

    Extract from a letter by Ellen Terry, part of the Coventry University Archive collection on display during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • Docuements and publications about the univerity library, part of the Coventry University Archive collection on display during Heritage Open Days 2017

    Docuements and publications about the univerity library, part of the Coventry University Archive collection on display during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • Cars gathered outside the Coventry Transport Museum including the unique Lanchester Leda roadster during Heritage Open Days 2017

    Cars gathered outside the Coventry Transport Museum including the unique Lanchester Leda roadster during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster and pop-up outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

    1953 Lanchester Leda roadster and pop-up outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • One of the cars gathered outside the Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

    One of the cars gathered outside the Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • The unique 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

    The unique 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • Lanchester expert Chris Clark with his unique 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

    Lanchester expert Chris Clark with his unique 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • Cars gathered outside the Coventry Transport Museum including the unique Lanchester Leda roadster during Heritage Open Days 2017

    Cars gathered outside the Coventry Transport Museum including the unique Lanchester Leda roadster during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • Lanchester expert Chris Clark with his unique 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

    Lanchester expert Chris Clark with his unique 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

  • Lanchester expert Chris Clark with his unique 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

    Lanchester expert Chris Clark with his unique 1953 Lanchester Leda roadster outside Coventry Transport Museum during Heritage Open Days 2017

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