Kingswood Heritage Museum is proud to be the home of a major display of the world famous Douglas motorcycles, so it is fitting that they will be the subject of the next of the Museum’s 2018 season talks. Bill Douglas, great grandson of the firm’s founder, will reflect on the decision of his family to move in the late nineteenth century from Kelso, Lanarkshire, to Kingswood, to start an engineering business.
This led to the manufacture of the celebrated motorcycles, including the 70,000 built for military use in World War I, and the racing bikes which subsequently won so many competitions, in the hands of both men and women. In fact in one year in the 1930s, Douglas motorcycles won some 150 races across the world! But it won’t just be about the bikes – Bill will also tell the story of the people who designed and built them.
The talk takes place at the Museum on Monday, 10 September, starting at 7.30pm. The small entry fee of £3 includes light refreshments. For more information contact the Museum, telephone 0117 960 5664, or via email at [email protected]