In the second part of this look at the evolution of agri-turf machinery and equipment during the 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (1952 to 2022), I consider the technological advancements in lawnmowers and grass cutting equipment with my guest Brian Radam, the founder and curator of the British Lawnmower Museum.
The collection numbering over a thousand machines, sits above Brian's lawnmower sales and service dealership in Southport, Lancashire. It attracts thousands of visitors, particularly from overseas, who are fascinated and intrigued by the once proud manufacturing lawnmower manufacturing tradition in the UK.
As well as many early models including the original blueprints, the Museum displays many machines donated by famous people, including from members of the Royal family.
The Museum is often featured on TV and radio programmes including Antiques Roadshow and supplies machines to film and TV production companies featuring in hit shows such as Downton Abbey