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

Comment by: DerekB on 21st June 2011 at 16:06

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.

Comment by: John on 21st June 2011 at 16:25

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)

Comment by: Carl on 21st June 2011 at 17:34

Shall we call the one behind the scooter Harold and the dark one Philip

Comment by: dave b on 21st June 2011 at 19:39

vespa scooter motorcycle ???

Comment by: Rev David Long on 21st June 2011 at 19:45

So I suppose the scooter's got to be Lizzie, and the pram Lucy. Sexist!

Comment by: John on 21st June 2011 at 19:54

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

Comment by: Jimmy on 21st June 2011 at 20:40

Front right is a tansad.

Comment by: DerekB on 21st June 2011 at 21:29

You're right about the tansad Jimmy, but I think nowadays you have to say a buggy.

Comment by: horace on 21st June 2011 at 22:09

There must have been a rush on Anoraks in the Market Hall this week !!!!!!

Comment by: mj on 21st June 2011 at 22:09

Could be John Heaton batting hell of a job getting him out!

Comment by: Standisher on 22nd June 2011 at 08:34

The half motorcycle to the left, Raleigh Runabout ?

Comment by: Art on 23rd June 2011 at 01:30

The "motorbike" is an "Autobike" (with pedals), maybe a New Hudson 100cc 2 stroke engine, or similar

Comment by: Standisher on 23rd June 2011 at 09:00

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 ' ?

Comment by: Nev Buchanan on 23rd June 2011 at 20:12

And maybe this thread is becoming a tad sad...

Comment by: Standisher on 24th June 2011 at 06:04

Each to their own

Comment by: mj on 22nd September 2015 at 14:02

John Heaton still batting?

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