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Are we ready for a scenic tour of that there London?

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Is the motor ready, sorted out the magic smoke? That caff looks nice, might come back for a snack. Kings Cross, 1970's.

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Joe Lucas has been appeased, let's go. 'HM The Queen and Prince Philip drive through Tobruk in an open Land Rover, 1954'.

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Let's visit the gasworks, shut up Philip, don't be so vulgar. Kings Cross, 1970's.

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'Oo woz that?' From the gasworks to the canal, Kings Cross, the 1970's.

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'Ungry work, remember the caff? The chips are for Philip, the apple pie and ice cream are mine. Kings Cross, the '80's. And orf we go again, more water to see.

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Limehouse Basin, dunno when.

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And finally, Canary Wharf, via Charlton. What a wonderful watery Kingdom I rule, and the pie was smashin'.

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On 07/02/2021 at 20:04, somewhatfoolish said:

That is a sharp-dressed man with a sharp-dressed motor; Armstrong Siddeley Special I think.

I think I've read about this; did they do most of that distance on their own wheels and the CO was somewhat buccaneering?

That is Larry Gains, once British Empire heavyweight boxing champion.

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I don't know what the car is, it is very low looking for 1932, an Invicta perhaps?  Or some exotic continental brand

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Gainshttps://www.gettyimages.fi/detail/news-photo/american-boxer-larry-gains-in-london-with-the-car-he-has-news-photo/3416811

 

Another very hard to find book

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tells the story, but yes, their CO was one of those hard to believe and unstoppable characters. Would make a great film!

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3 hours ago, Asimo said:

That is Larry Gains, once British Empire heavyweight boxing champion.

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I don't know what the car is, it is very low looking for 1932, an Invicta perhaps?  Or some exotic continental brand

 

 

I think the car is a Lagonda 2 litre, with a coach built body. He had to chuck it when the kids came along, although how they all fitted in here is a mystery (perhaps it's just for the missus and the kids hooned along in the Lagonda with Dad, or did they sit in a dicky?).

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And later, in the 60 or early 70's, amidst a forest of street furniture and photobombing Fords.

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46 minutes ago, martc said:

I think the car is a Lagonda 2 litre, with a coach built body. He had to chuck it when the kids came along, although how they all fitted in here is a mystery (perhaps it's just for the missus and the kids hooned along in the Lagonda with Dad, or did they sit in a dicky?).

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And later, in the 60 or early 70's, amidst a forest of street furniture and photobombing Fords.

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And a PC Cresta estate! 

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Are we ready for another tour of that there London, before the gents gentrified it? This time those likely lads, Bobby and Billy are going to show us around...

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The Borough of Brent. Are we ready lads? Better fill that pouch up with stones, I've a feeling there may be some water to throw them in later. Lets stop here to pick some up -

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Notting Hill, the 1970's. Did the 'No Demolition' sign work? You decide. Right we've got the stones, let's go.

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Limehouse Basin. Splash.

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The Isle of Dogs. Splosh, splish. We've run out of stones, better get some more, lets go to a bit of rough land I know, but avoid the toughs at Piccadilly Circus.

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Piccadilly Circus, 1980.

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Phew we avoided the hard cases. Here we go,  Millwall Docks, pick up some more stones lads, lets go back to the water and throw them in.

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Westferry, then back to Limehouse Basin. Plish, plash, plosh. Now wasn't that fun? Come down from the bridge, it's home time now, cheerio Bobby and Billy.

 

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1 hour ago, martc said:

Are we ready for another tour of that there London, before the gents gentrified it? This time those likely lads, Bobby and Billy are going to show us around...

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The Borough of Brent. Are we ready lads? Better fill that pouch up with stones, I've a feeling there may be some water to throw them in later. Lets stop here to pick some up -

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Notting Hill, the 1970's. Did the 'No Demolition' sign work? You decide. Right we've got the stones, let's go.

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Limehouse Basin. Splash.

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The Isle of Dogs. Splosh, splish. We've run out of stones, better get some more, lets go to a bit of rough land I know, but avoid the toughs at Piccadilly Circus.

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Piccadilly Circus, 1980.

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Phew we avoided the hard cases. Here we go,  Millwall Docks, pick up some more stones lads, lets go back to the water and throw them in.

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Westferry, then back to Limehouse Basin. Plish, plash, plosh. Now wasn't that fun? Come down from the bridge, it's home time now, cheerio Bobby and Billy.

 

Superb images from when London was interesting, it’s a dull place now though....

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On 09/02/2021 at 20:50, lisbon_road said:

Sweden I think.  Splendid Rover P4

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This is the old bridge between Sweden and Norway taken when Sweden still drove on the left. Norway already / always drove on the wrong side of the road. The picture must be taken from the Swedish side and the bridge must follow Norwegian traffic rules. The dark square looks to have been the crossover point.

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Petrol station, Kiev, Ukraine,  built in 1979. Described as 'Japanese type design', I would suggest 'Mars type design'. It's still there, watch your eyes, not B&W, rather boringly the dangling filling pipes have been replaced by normal pumps, H&S gone mad.

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http://wikimapia.org/3961536/ru/АЗС-«Авиас-плюс»

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