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Before the EU, in Denmark, the place was choc a bloc with NSU Prinz's, they still had the plastic seat covers and looked brand new, the reason was that at this time Denmark had a Super tax on motor vehicles, and it was about 80%,hence the smaller cheaper cars.
So very true Eric, I have a Chevrolet Captiva 2010, and it looks like new, drives like new still, you would not see that back in the 1960's. maybe the very expensive car's in saying that in late 60's early 70's I owned a few jaguar XJ6's and wow they rusted while you watched. Paul
My Dear cousin Pamela Holland, ( PAMHOL), who is a member of this forum, and was born and lived all her young life in Vicarage Road , Handsworth, has sadly passed away after a short illness, I thought the fprum should know, ut did't know where to post it. Paul
You were a great sight Joe, and a credit to your unit, I served in the Foot Guards as a lad, and always admired the mounted troops and Police, my old dad was an, officer in C Div, BCP, in 40's and early fifty's. Paul
I remember when the mounted contingent was based in Ladywood, may have been Ladywood Road, though uncertain now so many years later, I used to stand at the entrance and watch them training and sometimes they would bring them out into the street. I would estimate the date at around 58/9, but...
I never knew Mr Barnfield's forename, and I never knew any of his family, I realized even at that young age, that he could't stand his wife, and nor she , Him. He drank small bottles of whisky, every Saturday I worked for him, I fetched them from the Square, "offy". He was always kind to me...
Yes Lyn, it was sad really, he was badly wounded at SALERNO 1943, and spent 15 months in a US military hospital, it had a long term effect on him and he left the Police in the early 50's. He was a great dad .miss him still loads, after 24 years since his passing. Paul