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Beaulieu Mobile Swap Shop

Beaulieu Swap Shop

...have a chinwag with the shop-keeper...

As part of the outreach for Heritage100 Katy Hirst travelled around the New Forest with her ‘Mobile Swap Shop’.

Inspired by the National Motor Museum’s 1933 Morris Mobile Grocery Van, one of the Heritage100 items, this ‘swap shop’ was set up to be a place where people could peruse it’s contents and have a chinwag with the shop-keeper whilst they were doing it!

A variety of original motoring artefacts were displayed in the shop; you can see the full list in 'Details'.

These objects were used to stimulate reminiscences about peoples’ motoring experiences and memories - whether from behind the wheel or in the passenger seat.

You can listen to the memories collected at the 'mobile swap shop' by clicking on this link:


  • The objects displayed in the ‘shop’ were:

A pair of womens leather driving gloves, circa 1940s
A 1960s I Spy Book (book no. 10)
A Shell Shilling Guide ‘A Visit to Britain’ from 1966
An empty Smith Kendon Blackcurrant Tablets travel sweets tin. From the 1980s.
A 1930s map game ‘Touring Britain’ made by Geographia
A model of a white 1960s scooter
A Wing Mirror from the 1960s
Driving licences from 1907-1956
A wedding photograph album
A 6-20 Kodak Junior Camera with a Twindar lens from 1934
A Ford Pilot mascot

  • Places visited by the 'Mobile Swap Shop':

Lymington Community Centre
Lymington URC Church café
Lyndhurst Community Centre Craft Fair
Sites visited along with the Mobile Library Service



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