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Monday, 14 September 2015

Bygone era

Saw this in a Facebook post and I thought it was so good that I decided to steal share it.
It's been identified as a dealer in York, England and the picture was taken at the end of 1965 (Thunderball was released in December of that year).
Love how it sums up an era of bike shops that have largely disappeared – lots of bikes in one window and accessories in the other. The petrol pumps and Reliant 3 wheelers in the yard, and the lists of British motorbikes and bicycles they stocked. Ominous is the Honda sign above the door – an early sign of which way the market was heading!
Cars in front are an Austin A35 and an 'old style' Mini, and notice the ghostly figures at the upsatirs window!

1 comment:

  1. Give me an old shop like this instead of one of the new "boutique" style shops of today anyday.