Dannevirke fruiterer’s cart retires to Museum
Carts like this were put to many uses in towns, and the countryside, carrying produce and people. They could be pulled by one horse, or several harnessed in combination.
Spring carts like this were common place. Almost every town had a similar travelling vendor like Chung Lee – selling fruit, vegetables, herbs, preserved ginger and other spices.
Chung Lee retired in 1966 when fruit and vegie shops were becoming the norm, cars and trucks replaced carts, and supermarkets offering huge ranges of fresh fruit and vegetables were becoming more convenient as roads and transport improved.
This cart was presented to the Coach House Museum by Tom Dalton, was partially restored by Mr and Mrs McBride, and later completed by the trust.
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