Rytecraft Scootacar

Fairground dodgem car converted to road use by the British Motorboat Manufacturing Company, produced from 1934 until 1940.

Troxler Effect

Perceptual illusion in which an image in peripheral vision disappears.

Worsley Man

Head of a sacrificed Romano-British Celt found buried in Chat Moss.

The Love Potion

Oil painting by the English artist Evelyn de Morgan, created in 1903.

Shoddy and mungo

Manufacture of shoddy and mungo, an early form of recycling, was an important industry in the Heavy Woollen district of West Yorkshire.

Meg Shelton

Reputed witch whose corpse kept reappearing from its grave until it was covered by a large boulder.


One of the earliest motorised scooters.