The Ellis Journey
A CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST RECORDED MOTORISED CARRIAGE JOURNEY IN THE UK
The Ellis Journey is a re-enactment of the journey made in 1895 by the Hon Evelyn Ellis and his passenger Fredrick Simms, they started near Winchester and finished at Ellis’s home in Datchet close to Windsor Castle. The re-enactment follows as near as possible the original route and is an annual event open to Cars, Motor Cycles, Commercial Vehicles and Bicycles manufactured before 1905.
The Ellis Journey is a fantastic opportunity for drivers and spectators some dressed in period costume to drive their veteran vehicles on a summers day through the English countryside. The spectators with cameras at the ready can witness a moving museum of pre 1905 vehicles, with the noises of very primitive engines as they pass through some of the most outstanding English villages and country side. In the final stages of the route the veteran vehicles will be driving alongside the famous River Thames and passing the site of The Hon Evelyn Ellis’s 1895 home “Rosenau”, finishing with a party atmosphere with Jazz on Datchet Village Green.