Our bril­liant fash­ion shoot at the Cotswold Motoring Mu­seum

As it’s our 50th An­niver­sary is­sue, we thought it would be timely to put some flow­ers in our hair and travel back to the ‘sum­mer of love’

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Our fea­ture was shot on lo­ca­tion at Cotswold Motoring Mu­seum’s ’50 Year Flash­back’ ex­hi­bi­tion, cel­e­brat­ing 1967’s ‘sum­mer of love’.

The ex­pres­sion ‘flower power’ was used by hip­pies in the late 1960s as a sym­bol of pas­sive re­sis­tance; the idea was to en­cour­age peo­ple to join to­gether and en­act a non-vi­o­lent rev­o­lu­tion. Fol­low­ers dressed in cloth­ing with em­broi­dered flow­ers and vi­brant colours. In­spired by po­etry, mu­sic and art, hip­pies gave voice to en­vi­ron­men­tal con­cerns. They recog­nised that the in­creas­ing de­mand for en­ergy, de­pleted nat­u­ral re­sources and pol­lu­tion would have im­pli­ca­tions for the en­vi­ron­ment, and other as­pects of mod­ern life.

Be­yond the ex­hi­bi­tion, vis­i­tors can dis­cover over 50 ve­hi­cles in­clud­ing cars, mo­tor­cy­cles, pedal cars and car­a­vans dis­played in seven galleries cov­er­ing more than 7,500 sq. ft. It’s a truly fas­ci­nat­ing jour­ney through the 20th cen­tury, over­flow­ing with vin­tage ve­hi­cles, hun­dreds of orig­i­nal enamel signs and an in­trigu­ing col­lec­tion of motoring cu­riosi­ties. It’s also home to TV’S su­per­hero car Brum, whose ad­ven­tures start and end at the mu­seum, and can now be found there ev­ery day. Cotswold Motoring Mu­seum & Toy Col­lec­tion, Bour­ton-on-the-wa­ter, GL54 2BY, tel: 01451 821255, www.cotswold­mo­tor­ing­mu­seum.co.uk The ex­hi­bi­tion is open un­til De­cem­ber 2017.

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