Author Topic: Old Photos  (Read 12924 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Old Photos
« on: March 16, 2012, 03:14:10 pm »
Sat in the doctor's waiting room, I was leafing through Surrey Life (as you do).  There was an article about sport in the county, with plenty of cycling photos, since the starting point was the Olympic Road Race route.

I only had my phone with me, so the photos aren't great, I'm afraid, but I thought I'd share.



& caption




Olympic torch 1948


Can't tell if these are bicycles or speedway motorbikes, and they weren't mentioned in the text of the article.


Caption (middle of text)


EDIT: Just Googllld Runfold Hellcats, and found they are in fact a cycle speedway team :thumbsup:

Here's more, including a better rendition of that photo.
Getting there...

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Old Photos
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 04:51:29 pm »
which one is your goodself?
 ;)

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 09:31:45 pm »
I like the arrangement of solo, tandem, triplet outside the pub.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 09:34:00 pm »
I like the arrangement of solo, tandem, triplet outside the pub.
I like the chain cases on the tandem and triplet. :D
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 09:55:48 pm »
The triplet's chain case is really rather impressive, isn't it.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 10:01:24 pm »
Sat in the doctor's waiting room, I was leafing through Surrey Life (as you do).

I was sat in a doctor's waiting room too this morning. I didn't bother taking photos of the ancient copy of Women's Weekly I was reading though  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

LindaG

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 10:02:25 pm »
There was a Northern Echo with some nice walks and photos of Teesdale in when I was waiting for my MRI yesterday.

I didn't photograph them either.

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 10:39:57 pm »
The triplet's chain case is really rather impressive, isn't it.
I wonder how Mr Leg-bandage feels about 3 stone of chain case on FNRttCs? ;D
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Adam

  • It'll soon be summer
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 11:15:14 pm »
Sat in the doctor's waiting room, I was leafing through Surrey Life (as you do).  There was an article about sport in the county, with plenty of cycling photos, since the starting point was the Olympic Road Race route.

I was in the Luton & Dunstable Hospital the other month and they had a 30 year old copy of Country Life, which I though was bad enough, but the age of your waiting room's magazines clearly qualify for museum status.   :thumbsup:
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 06:38:13 pm »
I like the arrangement of solo, tandem, triplet outside the pub.
I like the chain cases on the tandem and triplet. :D
Judging by the age of the photo, I wonder how the admiralty thought about the resulting steel shortage for their Dreadnoughts!
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 08:59:00 pm »
Can we keep this thread going please and just post as and when we come across an old photo. Interested in history of cycling and seems a good opportunity to pool knowledge.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 09:10:33 pm »
There are some wonderful old photos on the CTC Devon site. It's frames so you'll have to find photos in the sidebar menu and then scroll quickly to the bottom and "Devon DA's History".
[Yes, I know - comments on the photos only, please].

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2012, 09:13:19 pm »
Saw this recently image posted at this url http://www.hoylakejunction.com/friday-photo-111216 and thought it may be of some interest.



If anyone can put an approximate date to the image it would be useful.

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2012, 09:17:17 pm »
I think I recognise Drew Buck on the left.

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2012, 09:36:44 pm »
There are some wonderful old photos on the CTC Devon site. It's frames so you'll have to find photos in the sidebar menu and then scroll quickly to the bottom and "Devon DA's History".
[Yes, I know - comments on the photos only, please].


I like the runner chasing them down the middle of the road.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2012, 09:51:29 pm »
Not everyone could afford a bike in those days.

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2012, 09:53:41 pm »
He can keep up with the cyclists because he smokes Woodbines.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2012, 10:32:51 pm »
There are all of two three cars in that shot
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Old Photos
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2012, 10:34:54 pm »
Lovely photos!

I've picked up some postcards lately.  I must photograph them & post up here...
Getting there...

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2012, 01:20:08 pm »
I think I recognise Drew Buck on the left.

Ian on the Hoylake photograph?

welshwheels

  • stop eating cheeseburgers big boy!!!!
Re: Old Photos
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2012, 10:25:27 pm »
 

struggling up hills since 1981 !!!

welshwheels

  • stop eating cheeseburgers big boy!!!!
Re: Old Photos
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2012, 10:33:02 pm »
struggling up hills since 1981 !!!

welshwheels

  • stop eating cheeseburgers big boy!!!!
Re: Old Photos
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2012, 10:34:22 pm »
struggling up hills since 1981 !!!

welshwheels

  • stop eating cheeseburgers big boy!!!!
Re: Old Photos
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2012, 10:36:07 pm »
struggling up hills since 1981 !!!

welshwheels

  • stop eating cheeseburgers big boy!!!!
Re: Old Photos
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2012, 04:41:35 pm »
struggling up hills since 1981 !!!