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General => The Star and Garter => Topic started by: Daniel on 18 February, 2018, 16:59:30

Title: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: Daniel on 18 February, 2018, 16:59:30
Dear all,

Have a look at the picture showing how interested young people were at window shopping in the sixties
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: Old Biker on 19 February, 2018, 14:21:00
Great pic thanks for sharing, could even have been this Old Biker back in the day!
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: AWJDThumper on 19 February, 2018, 14:46:20
Fascinating photo - do you know where it was taken? The two new machines in the foreground appear to be Norton Dominator Delux's which would make the photo from the early 1960's.
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: Daniel on 19 February, 2018, 16:24:11
Dear AWJDThumper,

I just found this picture in pinterest without additional information. I thought BSA people will like it and I am happy to see your interest.
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: LJ. on 19 February, 2018, 16:31:27
Looks like the Mods went across the road.  ;D
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: AWJDThumper on 19 February, 2018, 17:25:27
Dear AWJDThumper,

I just found this picture in pinterest without additional information. I thought BSA people will like it and I am happy to see your interest.
I always like a challenge and am determined to work out where the picture was taken. Fortunately, there are some clues in the photo and will see where they lead!
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: Daniel on 19 February, 2018, 18:12:51
This should be the source of the picture

source: Egidio Tomassi

7:59AM  |   URL: https://tmblr.co/Zz0qwv1lY3o-2
(Notes: 350)   FILED UNDER: BSA caferacer vintage motorcycle
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: ducati2242 on 19 February, 2018, 20:17:34
Dear AWJDThumper,

I just found this picture in pinterest without additional information. I thought BSA people will like it and I am happy to see your interest.
I always like a challenge and am determined to work out where the picture was taken. Fortunately, there are some clues in the photo and will see where they lead!

my first thought was westgate road in newcastle . on a hill and motorcycle shops on both sides . down to about a dozen now but thirty in its  hay day .
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: AWJDThumper on 19 February, 2018, 23:05:15
I've had a quick look and nothing seems to match the buildings so far but it looks like a good starting place.
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: TTJOHN on 20 February, 2018, 12:47:22
Just wondering if that is Millett's opposite side of the road  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: AWJDThumper on 20 February, 2018, 13:05:59
Was Milletts a scooter shop on Westgate road?
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: TTJOHN on 21 February, 2018, 11:00:21
?????????????? :-\
Title: Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
Post by: BILL NELSON on 03 March, 2018, 14:53:05
I'd have had my nose to the window & my tongue hanging out  ;D