Access All Areas New Exhibit
Lambretta TV 175 Series 2
Access All Areas New Exhibit

Access All Areas New Exhibit

Lambretta TV 175 Series 2

The 1960s gallery section of the Portsmouth Pop Music Experience at the Guildhall has a new exhibit – a Lambretta TV 175 Series 2, on loan from Brian Masterton who was an art student at Portsmouth College of Art & Design back in the 1960s.

It is a replica of his original scooter, which he still has and regularly rides around the area and to scooter festivals as far away as Scotland. Brian has painstakingly re-built and re-sprayed the replica scooter to an as new condition. His story, and that of the Portsmouth Federation Scooter Club, who used to meet in Twyford Avenue, are illustrated on the two newest display panels to be added to the exhibition.

The scooter arrived on the 18th October 2014 on a trailer, escorted by other Lambretta owners, some coming from the New Forest and Basingstoke areas, plus a journalist from Scooterist Scene magazine. Getting the scooter up to the exhibition involved a push up the ramp into the kitchen, past the ovens, into the service lift to the first floor, then along a corridor, before being lifted up a flight of steps to get it up to the exhibition level.

The Lambretta completes the gallery and yesterday there were many visitors to the exhibition looking on while it was being installed in its position, including a nine-year-old girl who added her appreciation to the visitors comment book.

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