I remember cycling at speed along Vivian Road heading for High Street and with my mind not on the traffic (very much lighter then). I think I was probably about twelve. I went straight across the junction without stopping and remain eternally grateful to the alert car driver coming from the direction of the Royalty who saw me before I saw him and braked to a halt.
Yes Standard Vanguard, but the Mark 2 with the rear wheel covered introduced 1949/50. The one that is my avatar was the first model and uncovered back wheel.This takes me back. especially those cars. I see a Daimler (p0ssibly a Majestic), Morris Minor Traveller, Riley and (I think) Standard Vanguard. The last time I visited Rose Road you would have been pushed to find a parking space. Chad Valley toys were great and the fire station in Rose Road was iconic - just what a fire station should look like.