The dead and the living. A church and a pub. A ship and a car. Italian design (Giovanni Michelotti) and British manufacture (in Coventry by Standard Triumph). A nice postcard showing a C registerd, so 1965, Triumph Herald 1200. The … Continue reading Herald
In this postcard from the early sixties (?) we can see a couple of men apparently rebuilding the base of the celtic cross in Market Square, Middleham, but when we view the place today on Google Street View there’s just … Continue reading Triumph Heralds end of Celtic Cross
A rare Bond Equipe seen in the Square in Llangefni, Anglesey, North Wales in about 1969. Continue reading Rare Bond caught in Anglesey
This is Darlington in the early sixties. It can’t be before April 1961 because that’s when the Triumph Herald estate was launched and there’s one on the right, but it can’t be much later since the Austin Mini was launched in … Continue reading The Real Deal Amongst the Pretenders
Two years ago on this blog I posted about the Lovely Little Corsa and the Grey Old Village. There is a sad follow up to this now. See Notorious yellow … Continue reading Yellow
The building is still there in 2015 now serving as a cafe/restaurant but back in the 1930s it was Britain’s first solarium using ultraviolet light to provide year-round sunbathing on indoor sand. I have no idea what that white car is in … Continue reading Mystery Car at the Solarium
From left to right, Austin/Morris, Triumph, Something interesting, Triumph, Vauxhall, Vauxhall, Triumph. Recognise the light blue car? It’s a German Borgward Isabella Coupé. Now maybe you see those in Germany today as we do Minis and Heralds, but I can’t remember … Continue reading An unusual German.
I received this postcard in the post today from a friend who looks at this blog. Market Square and High Street, Fordingbridge sometime in the sixties. There are two remarkable things about this photograph. 1) there is not a Volkswagen … Continue reading No imports for Fordingbridge.