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Miller Family - Platt Bridge

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William Miller and Dennis Grundy
Photo: Dennis Miller
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Item #: 15340
My late father William Miller (on the pillion), with his best friend Dennis Grundy. Taken we think in 1955. I was named after Dennis.

With special thanks to Lilly and Harry Grundy for providing the photograph.

PS. Ten points if you can identify the bike!

Comment by: josie pennington nee beckett on 18th July 2010 at 20:06

hubby says, might be an AJS

Comment by: watchalot on 18th July 2010 at 21:05

was it a matchless my brother bought one ex wd with heavy girder forks from exchange and mart £39.00

Comment by: watchalot on 18th July 2010 at 21:07

could be an indian brave

Comment by: Mick on 18th July 2010 at 21:35

Ill guess AJS

Comment by: Gerry on 18th July 2010 at 22:44

Is the bike an Aerial or an AJS.. bear in mind I am no expert its just a guess

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 19th July 2010 at 04:01

To be honest, I don't have a clue. I may get either Art or Tonker to take a look... or both!

Comment by: WATCHALOT on 19th July 2010 at 08:15

THOUGHT IT COULD BE AJS BUT COULD NOT SPELL IT SO PUT MATCHLESS

Comment by: watchalot on 19th July 2010 at 10:51

it could be a scott

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 19th July 2010 at 12:31

Will ask Peter about the bike when he gets in from work. Your Dad didn't change a lot over the years, Dennis.

Comment by: Dennis on 19th July 2010 at 13:47

I have been having a look at AJS on the internet, and that border on the fuel tank certainly looks like those on an AJS. I have scanned this from an A4 sized printout from a bubblejet printer, so the actual logo that would be within the border is not very clear.

Comment by: Phil Taylor on 19th July 2010 at 16:02

I've gone through my book of classic motorcycles and there is a "Rudge Ulster" that has an engine very similar to the one in the photo.

Comment by: Brian Barrow on 19th July 2010 at 18:46

Almost certain it's a Rudge,but not an Ulster, that would have had a magneto where the horn is.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 19th July 2010 at 19:13

Peter agrees, Dennis.....he recognises the border on the fuel tank.

Comment by: fred foster on 19th July 2010 at 19:22

Did Billy Miller ever work underground at Stones pit in Garswood?

Comment by: Dennis on 19th July 2010 at 19:29

Phil... I think you may have nailed it. The fuel tank has rubber leg pads, and they do match the Rudge Ulster from what I can see from a Google search.

Comment by: Ged on 19th July 2010 at 21:44

I would guess at a 1939 A J S

Comment by: Art on 20th July 2010 at 01:20

Found one exactly like it, a Rudge 250cc rapid '39/'40

Comment by: nyce horse on 20th July 2010 at 21:22

Looks like it's got a bevel drive O.H.C. so pretty exotic for the time.

Comment by: SJB on 22nd July 2010 at 01:16

I was going to say Rudge, but the OHC engine was foxing me - didn't know they did a 250cc ohc bike....

Comment by: margaret miller nee kearsley on 4th August 2010 at 18:24

i was married to billy for fifty one years he died 2008 and dennis died in 2010 the motor was a rudge but i dont know which sort it was

Comment by: TOMMY m on 7th August 2014 at 12:28

I MARGARET DO YOU REMEMBER ME FROM 415 DID YOU MOVE BACK TO SPRING VIEW ARE YOU STILL IN PLATT BRIDGE

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