VISITORS to Sunday’s Lymm Historic Transport Day will find a new venue on their transport trail.

The team at the new Lymm Heritage Centre on Legh Street, next to the market car park, have been working round the clock in order to be able to open in time for this year’s Lymm Festival.

Their first exhibition 'A Quiet Revolution' about the social history of cycling and its impact on Lymm.

“We have a fabulous collection of bicycles on show, going right back to the pre-Victorian velocipede,” said exhibition’s curator Alan Williams.

"And we are enormously grateful to Paul Adams at Walton Cycle Museum for the loan of part of his collection. The exhibition also gives fascinating glimpses of daily life in Lymm 100 years ago through displays of images, stories and ephemera.”

The centre has been made possible by the generosity of its landlord, Howard Platt and is also supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The next largest donor to date has been the transport day itself.