On Tuesday me and Reece went to the streetlife museum of transport to have a look around and see if we could find out some interesting stuff that would help us with ‘Project Paragon’. It was very interesting and made me think about a lot more things that where around that a previously didn’t even comprehend. I got a few images just for reference because the camera on my phone is poor..
The sweet vending machines may have been around but I did some research and found out that kit-kat only came on the scene properly around 1920 so the machine above wouldn’t of been. Both the bikes where around 1914 so could be used in the project. I thought the police notice in the window was interesting, not sure if it what time it was but is something to think about that could easily be overlooked. And the last image is just some luggage which I assume would be around paragon station with all the troops leaving, although I’m not sure if they even took any luggage. Some other things we found out are as followed:
- Three wheeled hansom cab – Taxi of the time but only a few where made because they where unstable, could be a cool easter egg to have one fallen over out the way somewhere.
- Tram numbers down Anlaby road in 1947 where 7, 8, 9, 10 and 69, obviously way out of the time scale but maybe some of them stayed the same.
- There was a bike shop down Anlaby so might of been a lot of people on new bikes around.
- There was 388,860 vehicles on the road in britain 1914, 132,015 of them where cars.