A family picnic next to a 1935 Morris twelve. Who took the photo? Why are they called Magna wheels? What are the roof vents for? Continue reading Picnic Postcard
Here’s one for a friend of mine who complains I have not posted for a while. He’s a real petrolhead and has had a string of interesting cars but long long ago in his youth he bought a car which … Continue reading Morecambe but not Wise
This is just outside Menton in the South of France on the border between France and Italy. I think the big triangle in the rockface on the left designates the borderline. These were the days before the European Union, the … Continue reading Passports please!
We went up to Scotland for New Year and stayed at this delightful hotel in Freuchie in Fife, between Edinburgh and Perth. This postcard was framed and hung on a wall in the hotel. I like the composition; the Celtic … Continue reading A Bullnose pays its Respects
So what do we have here? A Ford Consul Mk II, Morris Minor Traveller and Riley Pathfinder outside Kidderminster Town Hall and near to the statue of Sir Rowland Hill, without whom we might never have had any postcards. Actually the link … Continue reading Traveller meets Consul at Town Hall
Porlock High Street This postcard was posted between the wars (the stamp is 1935, though we cannot make out the postmark date) but the scene looks like before the Great War to me. Not sure what the small four seater convertible … Continue reading Return to Sender
Austin 12(?) on the left and Bull Nose Morris on the right. But what’s that behind it? A Hotchkiss perhaps? A Bugatti? It’s got a very … Continue reading Austin and Morris in the days before BMC
Rover, Morris, man and dog and Wolseley. Wild Boar Hotel in the Lake District. You can no longer smoke in it, though it’s now called a ‘smokehouse’ and although it’s still a hotel it’s called an Inn. Continue reading Hotel to Inn, that’s progress.
The bright red VW Type Three in the foreground grabs your attention but I would think the commercial vehicle enthusiasts would be more excited about the green and white split screen Austin/Morris LD Van (or minibus?) coming up on the … Continue reading Postcards from the family
This is Market Place in Blandford Forum in Dorset, I guess taken in the late fifties or early sixties. What’s interesting to me are the two yellowish Fords. The one on the left is a Prefect 100E. Over 100,000 of … Continue reading Prefect and Squire in the Market Square
I need some help with this one. A thirties saloon, undoubtedly British, but what is it? I love the composition. Two generations but we can only wonder at the relationships. And who’s the fifth person? Or was the camera on … Continue reading Family picnic with the car
If the photographer had waited a minute, we could have seen the Triumph TR6 but he didn’t and there’s not much else of interest in this postcard from Yeovil. A Mini Clubman, a wedge-shaped Austin/Morris/Princess 18/22, a Marina van, a … Continue reading Yeovil hides a treasure