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Bold st. 1972

Nice line up of cars there, 1600E and a bit further back a Mustang from about 1970. Makes the BMC Farina look upright and "square". Very early Fiat 128 in there too.

Zooming into the blurriness I can still ID lots of them. Try that with a street of moderns! :-)

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1989: could be earlier looking at the cars. Can recall that Roller being about a lot.

 

 

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1980: Pub long since gone. *Interesting anecdote: little bastards that we were, we used to empty a couple of bangers and hide the contents in the ashtrays in this pub. When people stumped their fags out, sparks would fly everywhere and they'd jump out of their skin.

 

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1986: The horse and the pussy (cat) went to Chester in a beautiful pea green Cavalier

 

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1970, the new (2016/17) bus station is now on the right, I think

 

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Load of shit that Halfords, I remember when they only sold car stuff no bikes and all that carp

 

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\/ Is that red car a Skoda?

 

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(W)Anchor Motors, long since gone. Now hundreds of poncey apartments, you won't be surprised to know. It later became James Edwards, an Austin Rover place

 

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I think that's actually Ultra_Womble on his funky moped...

 

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Plenty of Chod in this, including a recklessly driven Spitfire at 11:10ish;

 

 

Cumbernauld is now quite unlike the urban utopia portrayed in this video. Little chod of note either, just a load of leased Kias seeing as they operate the only franchised dealer in the town. 

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Pepper Street council offices, 1965

 

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Call yourself a Vauxhall Licker, 1965 ? Really ? ( and the Mk2 Cortina, Arrow Rootesmoblies , possibly the Simca if it's a 13/1501) all point to at least a year later.

 

Not just one, but two Ford Zephyr MkIVs as well - so yes, 1966 at a bare minimum.

 

(But hey - as Johnny Logan would have it, what's another year?)

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Call yourself a Vauxhall Licker, 1965 ? Really ? ( and the Mk2 Cortina, Arrow Rootesmoblies , possibly the Simca if it's a 13/1501) all point to at least a year later.

 

I was just cheekily sharing someone else's picture.

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Ugh, clown.

 

Going through this thread again, I've just noticed (even though I previously liked the pictures due to Panda content...) that that looks like a Fiat 127 pick-up with the panda cage on the back...

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^ I remember that winter, being 30-ish miles away in Malvern.  I was in the pantomime at the Festival Theatre (one of Captain Hook's more hefty pirates...) and a bunch of us walked there and back through the snowdrifts at -20 on several nights.

 

The show must go on, and all that shizzle.

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XG is a Middlesbrough issue and BXG is a May 1951 to May 1952 issue, so that Vanguard was a survivor when that photo was taken...

 

That made me check the DVLA...

 

BXG 648 - Grey 1952 Standard...Taxed - Tax due 1st July 2019!!!!

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