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Priceless pedal power goes on show once again
KNUTSFORD’S historic Penny Farthing collection has returned to a town centre coffee house after being cleaned.
After months of painstaking refurbishment and cleaning, the bulk of Glynn Stockdale’s renowned collection of antique Penny Farthing machines has returned to their permanent display at The Courtyard Coffee House, off King Street.
The collection charts the development of these machines over their short 20-year period of manufacture.
Nick Davies, who had the job of positioning the priceless examples of English manufacturing, said: “It is fantastic to have them back.
“So many people travel to see them, and at last we have a full set back on display.”
The Courtyard also houses an example of the largest Penny Farthing ever built, the ‘Stapeley Giant’, which stands more than 7ft.
Nick said: “Luckily it’s too big to hang up, and takes pride of place standing on the floor in the conservatory.”
The cafe confirmed to the Guardian the offer of a free cup of tea to Penny Farthing riders still stands.