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Photo: derek
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Item #: 5340
me at 16 on my dads velocette viper
bryn gates 1965

Comment by: Helen on 3rd March 2008 at 21:08

I love the mean machine & the sultry good looks !!

Comment by: derek on 4th March 2008 at 13:54

them jeans wouldnt fit me now

Comment by: peter frost on 4th March 2008 at 19:45

have you still got them jeans

btw nice fishtail
dont get them now do you

Comment by: derek on 4th March 2008 at 20:41

I think I might have them somewhere
They dont make bikes like these now there all plastic.
You can still get a fish tail if you want one for a restored velo.

Comment by: Barbara Davies(nee Bate) on 22nd March 2008 at 09:21

Hi Derek
Some of your photos brought back a lot of memories, this photo was taken behind 1 kintbury st where I was brought up.
The spot you are on is where we had some brilliant bonfires, remember those jumping jacks, even noisier when put in an old tin dustbin. I could just taste one of Bishop's wednesday pies, though as my Dad used to say it was a day's march from one piece of meat to the next. Did your Dad do chiropody? I seem to remember going to him when I had veruccas. Keep the old photos coming, I have a few myself others will recognise themselves on, especially one taken at the coronation of the Queen in 1953.

Comment by: derek on 22nd March 2008 at 12:37

Hi yes my dad was a chiropodist we lived on bolton road faceing this photo. He still lives in Abram with my mother.
My dad used to say the meat in the pies were put in with a pea shooter.

Comment by: Beryl Bowker nee Houghton on 6th October 2009 at 01:51

Hi Derek And Barbara I remember you well I remember your dad Barbara mainly at walking day .I also remember the pies they were delicious .Im sorry to say i only remembered you Derek when i saw the picture of your dad.

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