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Bernie, I'm pretty sure it was spelled Metisse, which, I'm told, is French for mongrel bitch. I well remember that Vale-Onslow's had a display bike in the showroom window and that I ached to own it.
(wonder how many people are now googling Metisse).
Ann, I well remember Colin working there. He was working for Keith Steele and Chris Cusak. I gave them the job! Plumbling, new concrete floors and several othe tasks were undertaken. Colin was very good at moaning about.....well, pretty much everything, but it was mostly tongue in cheek, I...
Just found this thread. I too was born at this Hospital, in 1949. Dorothy Dodson's post reminded me that my Mom was "detained" for quite a long spell before my birth as she also had high blood pressure. Must be a family thing as I'm treated for high blood pressure!
Shame you haven't got a picture showing the back of that Honda. I'd swear that was my mate's CB160. BOF 334C. He bought it new in 1965 and specified a white Avon Dolphin fairing and a rear luggage rack, both of which feature in the pic. And, of course, it's a Honda CB160.................
Mark, you may be pleased to know that the Nuneaton sign is still in place, albeit rather more faded than when shown in your photo.
Not surprising, really. It's made from a bit of 18mm plywood screwed to a frame made from cheap slotted steel angle and attached to the post with Jubillee Clips...
Lloyd, thank you for that, I'd half suspected it was something along those lines.....pun fully intended.
I'll have to take a photo of the arched entrance/doorway set into the Liverpool Street brick buttress and post it on here, maybe someone will be able to tell me what it was all about.
Peter, what a cracking read. I run a small business in Moseley Street, Digbeth, so spend a good deal of my time in and around the area. You've certainly opened my eyes to my surroundings.
Of particular interest to me is the unfinished railway bridge at the junction of Liverpool St and Heathmill...
I was chatting to a chap recently, about the E-type, and he suggested that I wished I'd still got it. I told him that I'd sold it 32 years ago,to fund the deposit on my home, currently worth much, much more than it's worth then. The Jag would now be worth a little more than I sold it for...
I'll pop over and have a look one day soon. Always loved Jags. I've owned a Mk11 3.4 Saloon, a Mk.11 3.8 Saloon and a Series1 E-Type FHC in Carmen Red with chrome wire wheels. GUB 580D where are you now? I loved you!