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River Isis Camping Weekend

report from Michael with additional information by Martyn pictures Michael and Martyn .

On the last Thursday of May it was my Dads funeral so thank you to family and friends for supporting me at this sad time. So this weekend l find myself camping with members of the Oxford Section of the BMW Club at https://lechladeonthames.co.uk/ Which l find was really good for me on the banks of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8snY1Ltyyo Dad’s early life pre WW 2 was spent living on Warspite Road, Woolwich which when right down to the banks of the River Thames & the dock area. River Isis or River Thames? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Isis Friday afternoon time for a stroll, but first a bridge to cross.

Halfpenny Bridge.

The BMW scooter parc ferme.

Saturday am. time to find a steam boat. https://www.steamboatassociation.co.uk/

“Bring anything old that goes”

Our very own “Blue Tour Leader” Paul.

Made in Nottingham.

1927 Raleigh Type 14/https://buyvintage1.wordpress.com/page-107-1975-velosolex-5000-rare-folding-model/

Panther sidecar.

Seems that Dutch riders are in town.

Pauls seems very “smitten” by this AG TRIKE with its front wheel drive and side valve thumper engine.

https://tractors.fandom.com/wiki/Opperman_Motocart
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/mobylette-noisy-icon-of-rural-france-is-doomed-141825.html

Lets fly on a Flying Boat.

A taxing message!

Sunday time to ride north for home and seek out a famous FORD! Shilton ford used by Henry Cole to test his vehicles for WATERPROOFING! Plus used in scenes from Downton Abbey. 

However to day it was a DOG WASH DAY. Bye for now from the River Isis/Thames.

P.S Just for the “Oldest man ever”

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Charles_Burrell_and_Sons
It’s a dirty job being the stoker.