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Lanchester SketchClub online – September’s theme: Turning Circles

30th September 2020

Welcome to another inspiring Lanchester Sketch Club. We’re continuing online, but we hope to be able to resume (socially-distanced) soon. Last month’s Sketch Club was about Making the Impossible – Possible and we look forward to sharing your artwork online on […]

Lanchester SketchClub online – August’s theme: Making the impossible – Possible

26th August 2020

The Lanchester Sketch Club continues online, but we hope to be able to resume in person soon. Last month’s Sketch Club was about East meets West and we look forward to sharing your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag […]

Lanchester SketchClub online – July’s theme: East Meets West

29th July 2020

We hope you’ve enjoyed the past few months of the Lanchester SketchClub, and we look forward to resuming in person soon.   Last month’s Sketch Club was about Drawing Machines and we look forward to sharing your artwork online on Twitter using […]

Happy 150th Birthday to Frank Lanchester born 22nd July 1870

22nd July 2020

Alongside his brothers Fred and George, Frank (christened Francis and one of a pair of twins with Charles, who sadly only survived a few days) formed the “Unholy Trinity” who revolutionised motorised transport in Britain. Born in Hove on the 22nd […]

His first word, pranks and full marks in exams – Fred’s experience of his school days in his own words

10th July 2020

As we come to the end of a most unusual school year, it’s great timing for History Begins at Home to look at school days. Fred made careful autobiographical notes of his own experiences at school (and before) and here […]

Lanchester SketchClub online – June’s theme: Drawing Machines

24th June 2020

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] We hope you’ve enjoyed the past few months of the Lanchester SketchClub, and we look forward to resuming in person at some point, but for the time being we will be continuing online. […]

On this day: 12th June 1899 Fred files a triple patent whammy

12th June 2020

Fred Lanchester was responsible for hundreds of patents during his lifetime that included everything from his first drawing machine the ‘Isometrograph‘ in 1888 to a pneumatic piano that could play itself! But one of his most productive days was 12th June […]

Lanchester SketchClub online – May’s theme: Past and Present

27th May 2020

Time seems to stand still and yet somehow change at such a rapid rate and it’s been a month since April’s Lanchester SketchClub looked at sound waves but now it’s time to get creative once again remotely and share your artwork online […]

Memories of the Whit-Monday BARC meeting at Brooklands, 24th May 1926

20th May 2020

This is how we have imagined a report to come from race meeting that took place at the Whit-Monday British Automobile Racing Club  meeting at the Brooklands circuit on 24th May 1926. Amongst other exciting races, the record-breaking Lanchester 40 hp appeared […]