I meet the Child Catcher

This is the view from the teetering tip-top of the Swingletree mail coach as we trotted through the Suffolk lanes the other day.  I had the treat of a ride while researching Regency coach transport.

John Parker, its owner and driver (you can see his foot to the right of mine), is a great and internationally famous driving expert. He’s done his thing as the stunt driver in countless feature films.  Best of all, I was thrilled to learn that in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang he was the person actually driving the Child Catcher’s horrifically scary cart/cage!

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