PUT my car through the annual MOT test today, paid the bill then wandered around the showroom full of the latest models.

Tempted to trade mine in for one, but what to buy? In a couple of years from now will there be an electric model with the range to visit the grandkids in Lancashire without stopping to charge the battery?

It suddenly occurred to me that my grandfather must have faced a similar choice 100 odd years ago.

Did he risk buying that model T Ford, knowing a better one will soon come along, or did he buy a new horse?

Rodney Best