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penny-farthing

Brit an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel
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John was a member of St Mary Magdalen scouts and he turned up at scouts one night on a pennyfarthing.
The distinction between hackney carriages and private hire is a ludicrous throwback to the days of the top hat and the pennyfarthing.
With a choice of two routes, it doesn't matter whether you're on a unicycle or a pennyfarthing - just get on your bike and help local heart patients to live.
The four-hour show kicked off appropriately with Hello Dolly by the Gentlemen Songsters, and also featured Pennyfarthing, Marlene, Kenny Haywood, Just Aynuk (alias Alan Smith), Vic Odin, Ken Wood, Maggie O'Hara, and Tommy Mundon.
The procession was led off from the War Memorial Park by video production company owner Stuart Kettell, aged 43, of Kings Park Drive, Binley, on a pennyfarthing for Macmillan Cancer Support.
From the humble pennyfarthing, to the early Riley, Jaguar models and the world speed record shattering Thrust SSC, the museum houses many rare antiquities and is a tribute to the proud heritage of motoring city.