English Carriage Work

  • 13 Feb 2012
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Though French and German engines were used in the early cars, English carriage work which had been so admired in horse carriages, was in wide demand, not only in England, but on the continent as well, and motor cars fitted out in great luxury and style began to flow back.

Among the great carriage works in this time was J.A.  McNaught & Co of Worcester, which received formal appointment in 1907 as Coach Builder to H.R.H Monseigneur le Duc d' Orleans in recognition of services rendered at the royal marriage at Wood Norton, Evesham, between Prince Charles of Bourbon and Sicily and Princess Louise of France. No less than between 40 and 50 motor cars were supplied by McNaught's for conveying guests between the railway station and Wood Norton, the whole service 'carried through with the greatest promptitude and without mishap'.