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Britain By Car - A Motoring History


Created Date:

18 August 2018

Last Modified:

02 February 2024
Denbigh

Cae Dai Museum

A museum of the 1950s, with a small number of cars and other vehicles on display.

Location    
Lawnt, Denbigh, LL16 4SU.

Date
Early 1990s - present. 

The 1950’s Museum, © Alison Thorpe
The 1950’s Museum, © Alison Thorpe
The 1954 Morris Cowley, and some of the Museum’s other motoring exhibits, © Alison Thorpe
The 1954 Morris Cowley, and some of the Museum’s other motoring exhibits, © Alison Thorpe

Commentary
Despite losing virtually all the collection in a fire in 2009, the Cae Dai Museum has been rebuilt to give the visitor a real flavour of life in England and Wales during the 1950s and 60s.

The cars in the collection include a Beardmore Taxi, a Ford Anglia, an Austin A30, and a Morris Cowley.  The Museum also has the Austin Loadstar lorry used in the Great Train Robbery to carry the £2.6m haul from the train.

The Museum was founded by Sparrow Harrison MBE – boxer, jazz musician, and co-founder of the British Stammering Association.  It is part of the Cai Dai Trust, a small charity giving support to adults from the local community who have difficulties stemming from drugs, alcohol, and mental illness.