Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Lady Chesterfield's Sleigh

Here's the oddest thing I came across in the Transport Museum the other day. It's described as elaborately carved and highly decorative and apparently Lady Chesterfield used it for pleasure driving on her estate. Lady C. in case you are wondering was the daughter of Charles Henry Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme. Now can you see the connection with Hull street life? No, neither can I.

1 comment:

  1. I think it dates from when the museum was called the "Museum of Transport" - the sleigh is a type of transport, I suppose.