Do you know the first speeding offence in the UK happened in 1896? Walter Arnold was caught breaking the then speed limit of just two mph! His ‘horseless carriage’ was travelling at a dizzy eight mph – even this seems slow in today’s age. We don’t know how Arnold’s 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 that the crime was 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!).

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

We’re hopeful we can have more face-to-face meetings in the coming weeks and months. Everyone who visits mentions the relaxed atmosphere and lovely countryside where we work. It lends itself 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.