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townie

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2017, 07:11:54 PM »
Looking at the photo from Google I am not sure this is a car park as such. The cars just seem so uniformed. 
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Re: British Cars
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 07:17:58 PM »

I lived in Tamworth for about 18 months.  I lived in a cul-de-sac off a big crescent.  The crescent is called Leyland Road and all the cul-de-sacs are named after British car manufacturers starts at the one end with Allard and ends at the other with Wolseley.  A lady I work with now lives very near there & had no idea what the road names referred to!

I lived in Jowett, which were mighty fine cars  ;D   The 3rd from the right on the second row up looks like it could be a Jowett & there's another couple in there that could be Jowett Javelins, and I think I spy a couple of Ford Prefects in there.
Judith I know Jowett,and all the road around Lakeside what year did you live there?
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2017, 07:58:05 PM »
Ogri, you are right about the 8. Couldn't make up my mind about the two opposite, the one on the right is surely a Morris. JudithM I thought those Vanguards were Javelins till I compared the width with the Hawk (I had 2 of those people were giving them away because they were petrol gobblers.) Those themed areas round Tamworth are useful, I used to deliver round there; three days on and three off with a girl on the other shift. She said there was a new call in Galena Cl. and it must be near the one in Felspar since she had done Geology at school. I remember thinking it must be great to have an education. Looking at those cars there must have been some poor people in Birmingham ;)

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 08:28:34 PM »
I know that the big top was a temporary car park, but could this be an auction?
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2017, 01:41:02 PM »
Judith I know Jowett,and all the road around Lakeside what year did you live there?

'96 - '97.  Lived near the end, right by the park.  The swans would park themselves on the lawn & demand food with menaces! ;D

Ogri, you are right about the 8. Couldn't make up my mind about the two opposite, the one on the right is surely a Morris. JudithM I thought those Vanguards were Javelins till I compared the width with the Hawk (I had 2 of those people were giving them away because they were petrol gobblers.) Those themed areas round Tamworth are useful, I used to deliver round there; three days on and three off with a girl on the other shift. She said there was a new call in Galena Cl. and it must be near the one in Felspar since she had done Geology at school. I remember thinking it must be great to have an education. Looking at those cars there must have been some poor people in Birmingham ;)

Wasn't really thinking Javelins, was thinking more Jowett 10's .  They had the big grill like the car 3rd from right, second row up.  The Javelin's grill was more of an upside down T.
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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2017, 02:51:46 PM »
Looking at the picture,it seems to me the cars are parked to close together, I personally don't think drivers in the 50-60s would have parked that close in case there cars got scratched,I always tried to park well away from others

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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2017, 08:18:35 PM »
JamesM and JudithM it is only the cars I remember and Googled for the dates of manufacture. I recall the Javelin and Bradford, but no other Jowetts, and read about the demise of the company thanks to Ford, but didn't realise how old the company was. They made the first six legendary Scott motorcycles in the 20's. There are other cars on there I would love to know about, was hoping someone would identify some more. Yes it is quite odd how neatly they are parked and how all the back rows face the other way. Perhaps they had a recently demobbed sargent major in charge of the car park.   

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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2017, 08:34:01 PM »
Looking at the picture,it seems to me the cars are parked to close together, I personally don't think drivers in the 50-60s would have parked that close in case there cars got scratched,I always tried to park well away from others


Agree they are close and pretty well in line. Looking at the letters on the low building by the ford pop, you can see three letters M C A, now not sure if this has anything to do with YMCA or if these cars were being auctioned? I.e Motor Car Auction or perhaps a 'B' may be out if site = Birmingham Motor Car Auctions. Just a thought  O0

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2017, 10:43:17 AM »
countrylad, there is another sign with full YMCA over a red triangle. Anyway they had motor auctions at Bromford Bridge.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2017, 01:13:28 PM »
When I lived in Tamworth on that crescent of British car manufacturers, it did make me sad how many of them are no longer around (and some have gone since then too).  I've always loved cars, especially old ones, so knew who all the names were when I moved there anyway but so many people haven't a clue.

Back in the day each manufacturer had their own style too, so you could spot a car at a distance & know what make it was by the shape before it got close enough for you to see badges etc.  Today, many cars are so similar that it's hard to distinguish between makes even close up.

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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2017, 01:29:52 PM »
Must agree with you Judith,when I first started at Fisher & Ludlow in 69 we had 5sets of track in A Block!Track 1 had Wolsey Hornet,2Riley Elf, 3 Mini ,4Austin Countryman,5Mini Van,all being produced day and night,I then moved over to E Block onto the 1800  and finished up on the Jaguar . O0