Spare a penny?
Two of the smallest exhibits ‘went missing’ last week from the UK’S National Cycle Museum charity in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales. They are an old penny and a farthing coin, normally on display in the area where the Penny Farthing (Ordinary) cycles are exhibited.
Overseas visitors and children are fascinated to see the ancient coins, especially when they are told that the most famous Victorian cycle was nicknamed after them.
The tiny farthing shows the wren, the smallest bird on the smallest British coin — it was worth a quarter of a penny.
If anyone has replacement coins that they could donate to the museum, please contact Freda Davies on email@example.com or send to National Cycle Museum, Automobile Palace, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5DL.
Freda Davies, email