Next Meeting: Bentley Boys


Monday 20th September - David Skillen

In 1919 Walter Owen Bentley built his first motor car. It was the beginning of one of the most charismatic marques in motor racing.

But equally fascinating are the men-about-town who drove these magnificent cars, Woolf Barnato, Tim Birkin, Glenn Kidston, Dudley Benjafield and others. Their exploits, on and off the track, led to their name “The Bentley Boys”. They summed up the devil may care attitude of the Roaring Twenties.

After a period in the doldrums the name Bentley arose once more in the 1980s and today they still make luxury, fast motors cars, the drivers of which probably still imagine themselves as “Bentley Boys”.


Enrolment Evening: Please bring a cheque payable to Marple Local History Society or have the correct cash ready.  £10.00 per person

(Doors open 7pm, Meeting commences at 7.45pm)