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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #30 on: 25.05. 2020 12:57 »
I am sure I had posted this before but could not find it and could not find the picture on my computer. So original re-scanned. My grandfather on a New Hudson :)
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #31 on: 25.05. 2020 13:46 »
I am sure I had posted this before but could not find it and could not find the picture on my computer. So original re-scanned. My grandfather on a New Hudson :)
Lovely Angus. Do have an idea of the year? The bike has belt drive so quite early.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #32 on: 25.05. 2020 21:29 »
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #33 on: 26.05. 2020 08:38 »
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Lovely Angus. Do have an idea of the year? The bike has belt drive so quite early.

Hi Gb sorry do not know date. From what my mother told me early to mid 20's but she told a good story. I do know where 'Thorpe Abbotts Norfolk'
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #34 on: 26.05. 2020 12:50 »
I am sure I had posted this before but could not find it and could not find the picture on my computer. So original re-scanned. My grandfather on a New Hudson :)

Angus,

Since you didn't say "grandparents" I take it the lady is not your grandmother. Correct?

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #35 on: 26.05. 2020 15:01 »
When I was a boy our neighbours had one of these. It had a Villiers engine and the front wheel mounted on the steering mechanism. The engine had no reverse but that was no problem as the steering could be turned right round to give the vehicle backward movement. Starting the engine meant lifting up the bonnet, (hood) and putting your leg inside to kick-start the engine! I think the engine was only 197cc!

My Father bought one of these for my Mother so she could learn to drive without him having to take her out. It wasn't a success and the car ended up dumped in our orchard as a play thing for me. He painted 'Z Victor one' on the door. It was a soft top like that one. He sold the engine on. I guess it all went for scrap when the orchard got sold for development.

He also stuck my mother on his autocycle one time and then followed her down the road in the car shouting instructions to her. Another less than successful outcome.

 
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #36 on: 26.05. 2020 15:13 »
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Since you didn't say "grandparents" I take it the lady is not your grandmother. Correct?
You know Richard that is a really good question and one I don’t know the answer to. I never knew my grandmother and so when this picture came to light in my mother horde of old photos I asked who it was and wrote on the back granddad Frank, I don’t recall what exactly she actually said. Now all bar one of that generation have gone, but I will have to ask my mothers cousin if he knows who the lady is. families the strangest of things  *smile*
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #37 on: 26.05. 2020 15:14 »
My farther said "before the war, he tried unsuccessfully to teach mother to drive his BSA". He rudely stated "that she would never drive while she had a hole in her ar*e" ! She never did.
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #38 on: 26.05. 2020 18:07 »
she would never drive while she had a hole in her ar*e" !
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #39 on: 27.05. 2020 00:19 »
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Since you didn't say "grandparents" I take it the lady is not your grandmother. Correct?
You know Richard that is a really good question and one I don’t know the answer to. I never knew my grandmother and so when this picture came to light in my mother horde of old photos I asked who it was and wrote on the back granddad Frank, I don’t recall what exactly she actually said. Now all bar one of that generation have gone, but I will have to ask my mothers cousin if he knows who the lady is. families the strangest of things  *smile*
Thats for sure...   Last year while researching my fathers WW2 history I discovered he BORROWED  *dunno* a Army BSA M21 & went AWOL for a day to visit a young lady he "Got into trouble   *eek* " he was court martialed & docked 1 months pay.     *eek* *rant*
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #40 on: 27.05. 2020 00:52 »
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #41 on: 28.05. 2020 10:43 »
A few more images

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #42 on: 28.05. 2020 10:53 »
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #43 on: 28.05. 2020 11:07 »
^^^ the v-engine with shaft drive *ex* and the size of that cylinder  *smile* *smile*
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #44 on: 28.05. 2020 11:35 »
Looking at that last photo " health and safety gone mad, i mean who needs a front mudguard"! No problem with that excellent drive chain etc etc.
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