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Offline Ajemp

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Re: motor cycle mot and repairs
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2015, 12:03:16 »


  Yes Radioham49 i to can recall  the nickname  ( bluebeard)   he was a character. I n a world of his own.

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2015, 22:19:33 »
Took my first motor cycle there for mot in 1966, passed first time. Think the guy was nicknamed "Bluebeard" , not 100% sure as it was a few years ago.

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2015, 11:06:55 »


 Smiffy,  that would not suprise me.

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2015, 18:22:19 »
I remember someone joking at the time that you could get an MoT there for your bike if you just showed him a picture of it. :-)

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 19:19:47 »
Yes I remember it. I bought a 500cc  bike from there in the late 60s for £15.

There is a picture on here of the pedestrian bridge under construction at Luton Arches. You can make out the site in the background.

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 18:16:46 »
I do remember that dirty dull looking brickbuilt small garage looked a bit like M&C Engineering place in Gundulph Road by the Hospital. i never used it at all though.

I think you mean Otway Terrace as that is how i remember it....used to go past it twice a day as i worked at Sittingbourne from Frindsbury etc.

Just had a look 1965 Kellys puts it at number 226, Wildes Clifford

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 17:44:41 »


  Who  remembers the small m/cycle garage on the New Road?..I..think his  name was Braiisford  he had a beard and he wore glasses,,,,,,,an mot test consisted  of turning lights on, a glance at the tyres.sometimes he would  get out of his chair  to connect the  Salter  brake apperatus  he would say that has passed , ten shillings please.
                The site is now a school  playground    the junction of Ottaway Street.  ajemp

 

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