Although I am trying to write up my research I am still finding out new stuff all the time, partly thanks to people who have contacted me through this site (see the ‘help’ page)
One interesting charachter who I chanced upon yesterday was a chicken farmer and inventor called Harold Bate who lived a Blackawton. It seems that Mr Bate was a pioneer in methane digestion and managed to run his Hillman car on methane.
You can read more about Mr Bate and his car in this original piece from Mother Earth News which includes a lovely picture of him stood by his car:
As ever, I would love to hear about any recollections of Mr Bate and what happened to him and his car.