Old Family Photos

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mikeC
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Old Family Photos

Unread post by mikeC » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:14 pm

Confession time: I'm not a 'bike man, although I do appreciate any form of old transport. However, my grandfather was a great motorcyclist, and there are quite a few photographs of his old machines in the family albums; some I can identify, some I can't.

For starters,can anyone identify CL 4610? These photos date from, I think, about 1921, so presumably the 'bike is probably pre Great War; any help in identification will be much appreciated.

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These two photos I can identify; the 'bike is an Alldays & Onions, and since the little girl is my mother, I can confidently date these pictures to the summer of 1917:

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More to follow...

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Hooli
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Re: Old Family Photos

Unread post by Hooli » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:00 pm

I never knew Alldays made bikes. I know of one of their cars, it's got a huge thread over on Difflock.com.
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mikeC
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Re: Old Family Photos

Unread post by mikeC » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:05 pm

Some more photos:

This is my grandfather riding a Scott in 1921, reputedly a hillclimb at Ringlands near Norwich.

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This is my Great Uncle Stan on a 1921 ABC; this bike was in the family (Uncle Stan, then my Grandfather, then my father, and finally my brother) from 1928 until a few years ago, when my brother realised he was never going to restore it.

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It has now been restored by the new owner, and here is my brother trying it out:

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And now a group shot, probably also dating from 1921, showing my Grandfather (centre) with his two brothers , his wife and an unidentified young lady on their 'bikes:

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More to come!

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