Spare a penny?

Cycling Weekly - - Letters -

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 cu­ra­tor@cy­clemu­ or send to Na­tional Cy­cle Mu­seum, Au­to­mo­bile Palace, Tem­ple Street, Llan­drindod Wells, Powys LD1 5DL.

Freda Davies, email

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