If it smells of oil or Petrol ...its in the shed.



Wednesday, 22 July 2015

All the fun of the country fair


Always a favourite in our calendar is the Birdingbury Country Fair, and this year it was celebrating 25 years. Around the Warwickshire area there is no shortage of enthusiasts who every year support this show with classic  cars, bikes and any other interesting vehicle  they can bring along. Now I know modern Lorries and vans are very reliable and fast ect ect BUT they don't look half colourful as some of the older classic vehicles. Most in their day were hand sign written and meticulously maintained and contained a wide use of bright colours.    Roll up Roll up for the Circus! this wagon carried a huge generator presumably to power the Billy Smart's Circus. Great stuff!

All the fun of the Country Fair





Tuesday, 7 July 2015

My kind of fancy dress party.

For a couple of weekends in the year the Severn Valley Railway hold 1940s weekends, and the day we went along we were blessed with good weather and as usual a excellent turn out of people dedicated to  the cause. This gentleman seated was in charge of the Hospital coach situated in the sidings at Arley. Inside the coach..or is it wagon? was every conceivable medical instrument on display along with stretchers. bandages, medicines and a pair of Pyjamas.

The SVR 1940s Weekend

 Take care there Sir!  Because a unexploded bomb lies under the rubble of this hut in the yard of the Main station at Kidderminster, however every thing will be OK because any blast will be harmlessly deflected by these two  BSA M20s. After all a little bit of singed paint never stopped an M20!.
The Station Masters Cottage, I am such a sucker for old Cottages and flowers in pots.
Early start at Arley station means an early brew up, all provided with period Tea making equipment ( no Sugar for me ).

A member of the ARP stands guard at the entrance to an Air raid shelter at Kidderminster Station.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

All Change!



Its been a while since I last posted on this Blog, well the truth is I did a very big thing   recently, I moved house! and we all know what a stressful  and time consuming effort  that can be. However I have been very brave and got rid off lots of things I knew I would not need including at least 16 trips to the local charity shops and tip. But on the plus side I have moved to a very nice Bungalow on the edge of a village with perfect Vintage bike roads on my doorstep. When moving into a new property it is all ways a nice thing to buy a new carpet or washing machine.....but for me I bought a new Motor Cycle. And so here is my 1939 J.A.P. powered Cotton, we are still getting to know each other, with 4 local VMCC runs to its credit. Oh! and people say my new machine even smells nice, and thats because it runs on Castrol 'R'