Staff at the East Riding Archives & Local Studies Service at the Treasure House in Beverley are appealing for donations of document and photograph collections that relate to the motoring history of East Yorkshire.
The donations will help build a picture of the early drivers in our area.
Collections Officer Sam Bartle said: “We collect and preserve records on all aspects of life in the East Riding in order to create as full a history as possible for this area. The car has played a crucial role in our recent history and deserves to be recorded more comprehensively in our archive.”
The Archives & Local Studies Service already holds a number of fascinating items on motoring history, including vehicle registration records from 1905 to 1976, a photograph of the ‘Gordon’ car built by Armstrongs of Beverley in 1913, and an early driving licence from 1909.
It now needs members of the public to come forward with any records that they feel would add to the history of the motor car in our area. For example, this could be photographs of early 20th century cars that were driven in the East Riding or business records of local garages.
For more information, call 01482 392794, or visit the Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley.