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I remember Lawton & Wilson's previous premises on Millbrook Road East.  It's been developed now, but they had a long narrow forecourt just enough to chevron a dozen or so tripods in similar fashion to the colour photo (which is on Shirley Road, about half a mile away) 

 

The was a little parapet running along the kerbside edge of the forecourt so the Reliants had to be fed in one at a time. 

 

One early morning I was coming home through town from some late night shenanigans and somebody had lifted every Regal's  front wheel onto the parapet so that they all looked like they were trying to escape.... 

 

 

forgot to add....the colour photo I would have said is very early 1980s based on my memories....

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One taken from the family album of the town where I grew up and first worked at:

 

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Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk mid-late 1980s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

One of my Flickr contacts (who has a fantastic collection of old images) recently found an earlier view: https://flic.kr/p/2c6AUu3

 

In 1989 I moved to Ipswich:

 

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1982 Datsun Sunny 1.3DX (B11), Ipswich 1992 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1971 Opel Manta A 1.9SR Rallye by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Just the other day I stumbled across some great shots in this article: https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/past-pictures-of-ipswich-over-last-100-years-1-5918640

 

Including this one, taken very close by with my old house somewhere on the right:

 

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I reckon that would be my old place with the fire hydrant sign on it:

 

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More good Ipswich stuff in this one: https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/ipswich-without-traffic-50-years-ago-1-5692979

 

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What a fantastic early 70s period pic SpottedLaurel. I wonder where these kids are now.

Is that a Raleigh Chipper? ( not Chopper, smaller, and no gears)

My best mate had one, before his parents upgraded him to a Grifter.

 

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What a fantastic early 70s period pic SpottedLaurel. I wonder where these kids are now.

Is that a Raleigh Chipper? ( not Chopper, smaller, and no gears)

 

Or maybe a Tomahawk? That's what I had, bought secondhand at the old Ranelagh Road Cycle Warehouse, which was just a few minutes from where this photo was taken (even though we didn't live in Ipswich at the time).

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Or maybe a Tomahawk? That's what I had, bought secondhand at the old Ranelagh Road Cycle Warehouse, which was just a few minutes from where this photo was taken (even though we didn't live in Ipswich at the time).

 

Yeah, I think you're right looks more Tomahawk.

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I love the Ford pick-up in the circa 1959 pic. Looks home made, and not too happy at the back. I doubt it survived it’s first MoT, which I guess would have around a year or so after the time of the pic (newest vehicles look to be the A40 and the A55 Farina).

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Another interesting nostalgia article in the local paper: https://www.eadt.co.uk/ea-life/nostalgia-gallery-of-crown-street-ipswich-1-5932499

 

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Anything unusual here, or just typical grey porridge?

 

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Early-mid '60s Mopar of some sort on the right?

 

I have an old ad scanned-in for the garage:

 

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W. J. Coe Ltd, Ipswich Standard/Triumph ad 1960 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Another interesting nostalgia article in the local paper: https://www.eadt.co.uk/ea-life/nostalgia-gallery-of-crown-street-ipswich-1-5932499

 

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Anything unusual here, or just typical grey porridge?

 

Early-mid '60s Mopar of some sort on the right?

 

I have an old ad scanned-in for the garage:

 

 

W. J. Coe Ltd, Ipswich Standard/Triumph ad 1960 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Interesting, even if it is mostly porridge.  I looked hard but could not see anything foreign.  The Ford Pilot (V8) on the left may have attracted an admiring glance from the people there, as would the pale Vauxhall driving towards the camera.  The Mayflower may have received glances and mixed comments.  I like the Minx parked with its back end roughly in line with the old Ford exiting (or looking for a space!), mainly because Dad had one in 1959ish when they were only about five years old. 

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First two are Southampton in the 70s and Tamworth 70s if it counts rest i don’t know

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Any idea what football ground that is?

 

Looks like Celtic versus Hearts and judging by the size of that stand, I presume Celtic Park.

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Another interesting nostalgia article in the local paper: https://www.eadt.co.uk/ea-life/nostalgia-gallery-of-crown-street-ipswich-1-5932499

 

 

 

Anything unusual here, or just typical grey porridge?

 

 

That A30 in the foreground is an AS3 variant - from the first year of production.   All later cars had a revised fuel tank arrangement with a filler on the rear panel.    Not so unusual then but relatively uncommon nowadays....

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Queensway, Southampton, c.1962.   One of the two Mobil garages survives as a Texaco, the other is now a Halfords.   Most of the buildings on these two pictures are still structurally there (except the factory and steel stock-holders) but of course now surrounded by god-awful student accommodation, etc.  

 

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That A30 in the foreground is an AS3 variant - from the first year of production.   All later cars had a revised fuel tank arrangement with a filler on the rear panel.    Not so unusual then but relatively uncommon nowadays....

Revised dash too - the original had a round central speedo...some other bits and pieces changed too. Never seen one in the metal. The dash was David Baches first job - he was then at BMC

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