Some interesting photos and facts from the Pickwick Bicycle Club
From a journal by George Foster of a bicycle trip through the Pyrenees in 1899
...Whilst standing in the street
discussing whether to go on further and “chance” what accommodation we could get, or to stay in this quaint
old town, a man in cycling costume came up and addressed us in English. We were of course rather surprised.
I was uncertain at first whether our new acquaintance was a Yankee or an Englishman, but soon found he was
the latter. He was Mr Boulter of The Pickwick C.C. and turned out a fine fellow.
Read the full, intersting
Some interesting Cycling History Milestones - http://retrocycleclub.org/cycling_milestones.htm
Pickwick Screen - Dickens Exhibition 1903
Hammersmith Bridge - 1900
A 19th Centerary Membership Certificate
An old Performance Certificate
Information on Bicycle Clubs on plaque in the Harlow Bicycle Museum
Walter W Welford, Secretary of the Bicycle Touring Club
Unknown (Sam Weller?) from the Dickens Museum - possibly at the George &
The 'Original Member' marked on the back, Herbert Bridge Past President
Colour drawing of Mr Pickwick with Flags - from the Dickens Collection
St Clements Church, Ipswich - from Pickwick Papers
From the Bull Inn, Whitechapel - Where Mr Pickwick caught the coach to
Bull Inn Yard
The Parlour of the Leather Bottle, Cobham
Unconfirmed but possibly the same Parlour at a latter date...
Still hanging in the Leather Bottle, Cobham