A celebration of the first recorded journey by a motorised carriage in the UK
On 30 June 2019, there will be another re-enactment of the journey made on 5 July 1895 by pioneering automobilist, Evelyn Ellis, from Micheldever Station in Hampshire to his home at Rosenau, on Southlea Road, Datchet. His journey was the first recorded by a motorised carriage in the UK.
More details will be published as they become available.
Last year’s event culminated with a display of around 30 pre-1905 cars, motorcycles, tricycles and cycles on our village greens, and it is hoped to double that number in 2019. There is a video of the 2018 event on YouTube, please click here to view.
The first vehicles start arriving around midday and continue to arrive throughout the afternoon. The entrants are invited to dress in period costumes and last year the best-dressed received a copy of Janet Kennish’s Datchet Past presented by Lord Montagu. The DVS will have a stand with displays about ‘Evelyn Ellis and Datchet’s motoring history’, and ‘Victorian Datchet’ to set the scene.