Jump to content

Eye-catching black and whites


forddeliveryboy

Recommended Posts

On 15/02/2024 at 08:52, lesapandre said:

Greenwich - London's only car manufacturer I think. Site now a block of flats.

Screenshot_2024-02-14-08-27-23-398_com.android.chrome.jpg

Actually 123 Calvert road is still there, it's located in the yard behind 125, accessed under the arch at 121. If I ever get my Heron on the road I will be taking it back there...

Screenshot2024-02-19at22_19_01.thumb.png.c8da80d9019cd345d11915175f7d846c.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

You'd find out 'when I'm cleaning windows'

 

(Christ, is it only me that remembers this stuff?)

No not at all, I remember it well. Don’t know if you know but Frank Skinner is a massive fan of his & did a really good documentary about his life. I’m sure it’s findable on sumat or other

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 09/02/2024 at 11:16, lesapandre said:

Screenshot_2024-02-09-11-11-04-495_com.android.chrome.thumb.jpg.83c3e89c143d5c5795599d9efefde27c.jpg

amazing! That's the first proper high-res picture I've seen of that car and I need that for my book! Lucky it's in a photo library. That's a genuinely really useful post, thanks for sharing.

 

Edit: They have three other incredible photos of the same car, so amazing!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can't remember where I found that now...

Ah edit I do - it's in a public archive of amazing pictures of @eddyramrod's manor Barrow-in-Furness. 

The new news story featured in the Guardian here:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2024/feb/09/archive-photos-capture-life-in-england-north-west

The pictures have an amazing vitality which seems to not exist in the same way today. People just loving living. 

But a lot is the halcyon days pre-WWI.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

45 minutes ago, barrett said:

Actually 123 Calvert road is still there, it's located in the yard behind 125, accessed under the arch at 121. If I ever get my Heron on the road I will be taking it back there...

Screenshot2024-02-19at22_19_01.thumb.png.c8da80d9019cd345d11915175f7d846c.png

It's a bit unclear - I went down to have a look. The yard is private with metal gates and at the rear there are a pair of modern houses - but these might comprise the footprint of the former factory. 

Screenshot_2024-02-19-22-47-03-609_com.google.earth.thumb.jpg.5979714d8b6483eda309a0c86578b66d.jpg

On the OS map of 1920 it all looks a bit more amalgamated with the building on the main road.

Screenshot_2024-02-19-22-36-17-306_com.android.chrome.thumb.jpg.f71124bb6f0ac532492f5a07d7818b0a.jpg

No sign of anything relating to the former use. The fate of the majority of 'motor works' in London. 

When I'm out and about I often look to see what's left. This is the fate of the former 'Windover' coachworks in Hendon...where these beauties were made.

Screenshot_2024-02-19-23-04-10-584_com.android.chrome.thumb.jpg.2d0fa686a406f0c2363afb2fdd0e5020.jpg

Screenshot_2024-02-19-22-58-34-885_com.google.earth.thumb.jpg.870fd4e48798eb12a3040106efa60db1.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, rattlecan said:

No not at all, I remember it well. Don’t know if you know but Frank Skinner is a massive fan of his & did a really good documentary about his life. I’m sure it’s findable on sumat or other

Yup, Frank can strum too! We saw that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...