Do you know the first speeding offence in the UK happened in 1896? Walter Arnold was caught breaking the then speed limit of just 2mph! His ‘horseless carriage’ was travelling at a dizzy 8mph – even this seems slow in today’s age. We don’t know how his speed was recorded but it was enough to catch a policeman’s eye, consequently charging him with several offences including speeding. Some months later the laws of the highway changed. Some sources suggest perhaps the offence was in fact a publicity stunt by Arnold to market his own Arnold Motor Carriage.

Either way, we hope you are enjoying our Fun Friday Facts. For some of you perhaps they are of more interest in case it throws up an answer in our weekly lockdown quiz. However, with restrictions easing, tonight marks the last of the online quizzes (we hope – in the nicest possible way!).

This also means we are returning to our office at Heywood House. Having moved to a larger office in the past year, it is great to have the additional space. We have all our equipment to hand including our large 2D and 3D printers and scanners. Take a look at our website for more details on our print services. This really helps us to make the best use of our time and one that our clients’ value. We’ve been working on a large part this week so the extra space has been really handy.

We’re hopeful that we can have more face to face meeting in the coming weeks and months, everyone who visits mentions the relaxed atmosphere and lovely countryside setting where we work. It lends itself so well to our work where attention to detail is vital for creativity and formulating ideas. Even when working on tight turnarounds, it’s a positive place to be. Don’t just take our word for it though, please get in touch, and let’s see how we can help to take your ideas forward.

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