The museum was opened on 25th February 1995, which would of been Gordon Boswell's fathers (Sylvester Gordon Boswell)100th birthday.
The day was marked by Dave Peacock (of Chas & Dave) opening the museum with all sorts of entertainment and invited guests, which made the whole day a wonderful experience for everyone who came along.
Gordon started doing talks about his and his wife's (Margaret) trips up to Appleby horse fair in Cumbria by horse and wagon from Spalding, which they did for over 20 years.
Members of the Rotary Club that Gordon attended in Spalding, wanted to know more about their trips, so Gordon would go to different clubs to do a talk with a slide show of their trips.
People then would say to Gordon it would be lovely to see a wagon in the flesh, taking a wagon about was not always an easy option, so, Gordon, had the idea of a museum.
He already had several wagons and carts which he was never without, along with several different sets of harness etc so he went about building a purpose built building with the help of his son Gordon and some of his grandsons.