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That is a pretty impressive piece of work.
Have any of the local historians in Enfield, Redditch shown any interest?
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:02 pm
And you haven't seen the other parts of this Report yet!
A couple of months ago I sent the links to all the parts of this Report to the Redditch Library. I also asked them if they had any additional information / photographs. I know that the late Ivor Mutton, who has worked at Royal Enfields for many years, and who later became the Royal Enfield Marque Specialist for the Vintage MotorCycle Club, had donated them his complete Royal Enfield Archive upon his death a couple of years ago.
Even after sending them two polite reminders, they haven't even bothered to send me a reply! I hope they didn't put the Ivor Mutton Archive in a skip!
Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:17 pm
Will's WW1 Military Motors - Card No.16 - British Officer's Side Car.
" These handy motor cycles, with their side cars, were quickly adopted by the Military authorities as a very satisfactory means of rapid transit. With their aid, much ground can be covered by Officers ".
Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:26 pm
Will's WW1 Military Motors - Card No.6 - British Motor Cycle Maxim. " The ammunition boxes are carried beneath the axle of the side car, and are easily accessible to the gunner, who is protected by a bullet-proof shield. LF
Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:28 pm
Will's WW1 Military Motors - Card No.35 - French Motor Cycle Ambulance. " The Red Cross organisation of the French Army has been carried to a high state of perfection. Motor vehicles of all descriptions are adapted - in the mountainous Vosges, where in many places the roads are so narrow and steep, that ordinary Red Cross Ambulances cannot be used, these small side cars have proved most useful "
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:34 pm
Hmmm... it's a few months since I've been to the Library - it's a good spacious building with (so far as I can tell) a good stock of books well organised; at least I've always been able to find what I wanted. But I don't know if they'd know what to do with out-of-the-ordinary resources like that. I don't think they'd dump it, especially if it relates to local industrial history which is a reasonably big thing around here, but they might not have the resources to make it properly available.
It may be worth writing to the Redditch Standard, Webb House, Church Green East, Redditch, Worcs. B98 8BP, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to see if they can put the boot in at the right place to make something happen?
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:47 am
Hello - I'm new to the site, and I'd like to know if the Royal Enfield sidecare combination was put to use by the Post Office after the end of WWI? The P.O. used Royal Enfields - but I don't know if these bikes were re-commissioned from wartime use. I'd be grateful for any info, thanks.
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