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1948 Austin 8 (xWD) Tourer (family name-- "Ethelred the Unready")   Comments: 1
Photo: Barrie   Item #: 30067  
 
1948 Austin 8 (xWD) Tourer (family name-- "Ethelred the Unready")

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  This was the 1st car my Father bought in 1954 from a garage in Wigan. The photograph was taken on 15-04-196 on the last run out before being scrapped.
Mum in the driving seat though she never drove.
The venue is Cockerham Sands on the Lancashire coast which was a favourite place to go in the 50's & 60's.Persons of a certain age living in Standish in the 1950's would remember seeing this red car being pushed down Grove lane and Wigan Road often to get it started-she had a mind of her own!!! Had many miles on the clock when we scrapped it.(I seen some of these vehicles in motor museums in the UK)
 

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Comments by TD,., 14th January 2018  
Barrie, thanks for the story of Ethelred the Unready.

 
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