Kept 24 times
Remembered more than a year ago
My Father and Grandfather both worked at Norton motors.
6th May 2012
I worked there in bracebridge street as a welder in 1958 welding the swinging arms,
10th May 2012
The man who owned these bikes came from B'ham and set up a bike business in Calgary in the 40's/50's.He became very successful in the motor trade in Toronto and then bought back most of the bikes he sold years before.He made his own museum in his Vancouver island home.He showed me his museum quality restorations which were too valuable to insure! I took these photos on my visit in 1994.He used to take them for a spin occasionally.
11th May 2012
I had a BSA 250 in 1951 it was maroon in colour,but guess what ! my wife and myself emigrated to Canada Calgary to be precise in 1959 and we stayed there until 1972 when we returned to UK
24th May 2012
My Dad worked for BSA, and when it closed moved to Lucas, he took an adult college course to get new qualifications to work at Lucas. Well done Dad - not an easy thing to do in those days
12th Jun 2012
Not just BSA and Norton, of course, Birmingham was home to some of of the most famous makes in the World. Ariel, James, Velocette.... If we were to include Coventry then Triumph, Francis Barnett.... Sad they have all gone (from Birmingham and Coventry in any case) but that's another story that has been told many times !
9th Aug 2012
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