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Motorbike and sidecarMy parents, Harold and Rose Burgess, posing on/in a motorbike and sidecar, which probably belonged to my uncle, Harry Loveday. The headlamp and windscreen are particularly impressive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harold's brother, Albert, made a habit of appearing in interesting vehicles.

Morris carMy cousin Pete Loveday has identified this as an AC. The design appears to date from some time between 1913 and 1930, probably around 1920.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limousine Albert lost an eye during the First World War and did not like driving afterwards. When he married Ethel in 1922 he hired a limousine with chauffeur to travel in style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CharabancA sightseeing charabanc trip with Ethel and Bert in the second row, far side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slightly more modern is this car being driven through a flooded Elm Road, New Malden by my father, Harold. It was a two-tone Wolseley with a very box-like design and it stood out in a crowded carpark. The age and model are at present unknown but I think the date of the photograph is May 1952. My Primary School, on the right behind the fence, is being demolished as I write.

A Wolseley in Elm Road

 

Front view of Bentley

 

Albert Edward Hely, who was a cousin of Harold and Albert, bought this Bentley in December 1950. It has a Mark VI chassis with an aluminium body coachbuilt by H.J. Mulliner. The total cost was more than £5500.

The original registration was LXB 295 but this was transferred to a Rolls-Royce by the next owner and the Bentley then received its present registration.

My thanks to Martin Webster for the photographs and all the information.

 

 

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Unsurprisingly, this very original motor car is a multiple Bentley Drivers Club Concours winner.

Side view of Bentley

If anyone should know anything further about the Bentley or perhaps even have a photograph of it in earlier years, please get in touch and I will pass the information on to the current owner.

Many thanks to Neil Collins for responding to my request for further news of the Bentley and providing much more than I could ever have hoped for. Here is a taster: the Bentley with its original registration engaged in a hill climb event at Firle Hill, near Lewes, East Sussex. What a way to treat a Bentley.

Bentley on a hill climb

 

 

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