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British Motor Museum’s new exhibit sees the offices of Herbert Austin and William Morris on view side by side

William Morris: From cycles to cars

Even as a boy William Morris demonstrated an aptitude for technical things and, at the age of 15, became an apprentice to a cycle maker.

After a few months Morris decided to go it alone and, with £4 borrowed from a neighbour, set up his cycle repair business at his parents’ house: the shed for his workshop and the front room as his shop window.

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