The Pinner community came out in full force this week to celebrate the 150th birthday of famous artist William Heath Robinson.
On May 31, residents came together for a fair at Pinner Memorial Park to enjoy a range of family-friendly activities with the help of a grant from The Royal Society.
Despite the intermittent showers throughout the day, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the guests who came out to celebrate the life of the artist from which the Heath Robinson Museum takes its name.
Internet/media sensation, Joseph’s Machines challenged 10 teams to build a machine which involved a lot of balls, cardboard and cups, culminating in a fearless attempt to connect all the machines in one long transfer of energy.
Headstone Museum invited visitors to try their hand at traditional toys and games and Boris Johnson took a severe bashing at the coconut shy.
Robert Duncan, cartoonist, described the new Humour of Heath Robinson Exhibition.
He said: “You get the perfection in the artwork, you get the crazy idea and just the feeling that the whole thing will probably work! And it’s all in Pinner, which happens to be the place where I was born and brought up. It’s good to come back to Pinner anyway, but to see something like this is just incredible.”
The Humour of William Heath Robinson exhibition is running at the museum at Pinner Memorial Park until September 4.
Photo credit: Lucinda MacPherson