It’s now the third Saturday of October and the SUN just still keeps on shining on us poor Brits! So the “Mystic Solo Day Rider” takes a steady ride to Fenland County of Cambridgeshire for the
To held at The Fox at Burwell a special place of pilgrimage for sidecar-ists in the UK which started the “FED”in 1958.
Inside the pub you will find a plaque and this photo from 1958.
Men wearing suits/ties & blazers and ladies attire frocks, hand bags and high heals. With little boys in short trousers. A photo displaying the age of SIDECAR DECORUM in the 1950s.
Lunch time dining was take al fresco at front of the pub and l was treated to a free lunch by a “Yorkshire Gentleman” So “Tusen takk” to my Yorkshire friend. (Viking speak)
The next day l stayed local and visit a local Ploughing Match at
On arrival l make my way to the refreshment tent and notice this stunning BSA Scout Car.
This”Ploughman” seems to have a pertinent message on his “Fergie” tractor.
He said that he had survived a AMI and a CVA and was back on the job ploughing again.
My next pm event for the Sunday was a step over the border into “Notts” to visit the
Papplewick Pumping Station for its 1940s weekend.
With me being born in the late 1940s you could say l am a TRUE RELIC from that DECADE!
Even the “Notts. Indian Tribe”. turned up.
Made at the time of the USSR Dnepr K750 M 750cc side valve with 2WD & diff lock.
GEORGE THE GUARD an ex-workmate of mine.
Once upon a time l had a BELL on my FENDER.
A book “A bell on my fender” by Lloyd Wilson.
Bye for now from the pumping station at Papplewick Notts..