Lawnmowers – a very British obsession?
Did you know the lawnmower was invented in Gloucester by Edwin Beard Budding in 1830? He was deemed a madman for making such a contraption and had to test his machine at night so no one would see him.
But Budding was not mad at all and his machine revolutionised gardening.
Britain began making the best lawnmowers in the world. Sadly it seems this great piece of British engineering is less cutting edge and more heritage now on the world stage.
Talking of heritage, Britain does have the world’s only lawnmower Museum.
The British Lawnmower Museum – photo by Juliamaud
Where would you expect to find such a place? Gloucester, as it was home to Edwin Beard Budding? Kent, maybe, as its the Garden of England? No, it’s actually based in Southport on Merseyside.
106-114 Shakespeare Street, a short distance from…
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