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The recently discovered photograph from 1903 showing 'Fiery Liz' being used for an Edwardian wedding.<br />
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Staff at the Haynes motor museum have dusted off what is thought to be Britains first wedding car, after the remarkable discovery in New Zealand of a 110 year old wedding snap.<br />
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The museum's research has unearthed the Edwardian photograph of the old Daimler at the 1903 wedding between a Mr James Andrews and Miss Rosa Gough in Weston-Super-Mare - thought to be the first time a car was used for as wedding transport in Britain.<br />
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The 1897 British built Daimler Wagonette dates from the very earliest days of motoring when the phrase 'Horseless carriage' was very apt. Its rudimentary 2 cylinder petrol engine only produced 6.5hp giving a top speed of only 11.6mph. <br />
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The car featured cart wheels with solid tyres, a metal rod that functioned as a 'hand' brake, leather mud flaps and cart springs...and the brakes were rubber blocks that gripped the tyres.