Pen­sioner mod­i­fies his mo­bil­ity scooter

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

A PEN­SIONER of­ten seen driv­ing around Peter­bor­ough in his mo­bil­ity scooter has given it a new lease of life with a to­tal makeover.

Wil­liam Mark­wick (72), from Stowe Hill Road, Pas­ton, has a pen­chant for dress­ing up his scoot­ers and has put a hand­made alu­minium canopy with poly­car­bon­ate shat­ter-proof win­dows around his new one.

He then painted it blue and at­tached eye-catch­ing images of ea­gles and lions to make his scooter the most eye­catch­ing in Peter­bor­ough.

Mr Mark­wick said: “I fin­ished it last week and when I took it into town ev­ery­one ab­so­lutely loved it.

“I have been get­ting lots of pos­i­tive com­ments and peo­ple have been smil­ing and putting their thumbs up.

“It’s not some­thing you see very of­ten in Peter­bor­ough city cen­tre and I think peo­ple like see­ing it.”

This is the lat­est in a range of up­grades Mr Mark­wick has given his scooter - but he has de­cided not to take off the “Del Boy” back num­ber­plate.

He added: “The old canopy had paint­ings of land­scapes. It also had a big­ger ea­gle on it, but now there is a smaller ea­gle and lions as well. I hope it will make peo­ple smile.”

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