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Car park at Highfield Parochial Hall   Comments: 15
Photo: fred foster   Item #: 17978  
 
Car park at Highfield Parochial Hall
 
  This pic was given to me by Jeff Bradley circa 1956 Can anyone put names to the vehicles?  

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Comments by DerekB, 21st June 2011  
Fred, the car nearest the camera is a Standard Vanguard and the one behind it is either a Vauxhall Wyvern /Velox or Cresta. Don't think it's a Cresta as they were usually two-tone.

Comments by John, 21st June 2011  
Car on the left is a Austin Cambridge A55,(1957-58) the car on the right is a Vauxhall Velox (1951 - 57) and the car at the rear that you can just see behind the Austin is a Hillman Minx Mk VIII (1955)

Comments by Carl, 21st June 2011  
Shall we call the one behind the scooter Harold and the dark one Philip

Comments by dave b, 21st June 2011  
vespa scooter motorcycle ???

Comments by Rev David Long, 21st June 2011  david@scars.org.uk 
So I suppose the scooter's got to be Lizzie, and the pram Lucy. Sexist!

Comments by John, 21st June 2011  
Derek B I stand corrected ,the car is a Standard I was going off my memory that the badge on the side of the bonnet said Austin of England, but Googling photos of a Standard you are right. The other car is definitely a Velox although other models of this make had an enclosed rear wheel and the chrome trim went the full length of the bodywork

Comments by Jimmy, 21st June 2011  
Front right is a tansad.

Comments by DerekB, 21st June 2011  
You're right about the tansad Jimmy, but I think nowadays you have to say a buggy.

Comments by horace, 21st June 2011  
There must have been a rush on Anoraks in the Market Hall this week !!!!!!

Comments by mj, 21st June 2011  
Could be John Heaton batting hell of a job getting him out!

Comments by Standisher, 22nd June 2011  
The half motorcycle to the left, Raleigh Runabout ?

Comments by Art, 23rd June 2011  
The "motorbike" is an "Autobike" (with pedals), maybe a New Hudson 100cc 2 stroke engine, or similar

Comments by Standisher, 23rd June 2011  
You're probably right Art. I wasn't sure about the mainstand under the rear wheel. What do you make of the bikes in the picture ' Abram North ' ?

Comments by Nev Buchanan, 23rd June 2011  
And maybe this thread is becoming a tad sad...

Comments by Standisher, 24th June 2011  
Each to their own

 
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