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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 2nd November, 2006)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The car that everyone knows in Wigan on Sunday, 15th Oct 2006.

"Chitty rolled out of the workshop in June 1967 and was registered with the number plate GEN 11 given to her by Ian Fleming in his novel. (In the novel, the number plate GEN11 had significance in that if you read the number ones as "i's", it spelled out the latin word "genii" meaning magical person or being.)"

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Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Dave on 2nd November 2006 at 08:39

Nice shot Brian! Not the sort of thing you see everyday! What was it doing in Wigan?

Comment by: Brian on 2nd November 2006 at 09:06

It was to promote Sunday opening in the town centre I believe.

Comment by: Dave on 2nd November 2006 at 10:25

Ah - so the "Chitty" was a till recepit and the "bang" was the till shutting :-)

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