Wooler was a British motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1911. They built a range of distinctive bikes, including the one that I spotted at the bike show in Alford in 2009.
Due to the extended petrol tank and the yellow paint scheme, these were nicknamed the 'Flying Banana'.
The company built bikes until 1930 when they disappeared during the Great Depression.
However, in 1945 they reappeared with a revolutionary bike - a 500cc flat four with the cylinders stacked above each other, and linked by a 'beam' arrangement.
Despite the positive sound of the newsreel, the bike never actually reached production. Wooler had another attempt, this time with a Gold Wing like flat four in 1953, but only about 5 examples were built before John Wooler passed away in 1956, and the company folded.