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David Brass Gillespie at Brims View

Summer 1955 - My dad David Brass Gillespie at Brims View just before we moved to Big North Row. The Garson horse in the background. No sidecar yet so cold tank for me on the BSA. I remember it well!
Picture added on 13 August 2012 at 21:29
Comments:
See comment on photo 25084 Beryl !!.
Anonymous comment added on 14 August 2012
Could buy them oot o the Exchange and Mart in the 1950'S, fae Pride and Clarke for aboot £29 I think it was.. ex W/D..
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 14 August 2012
Hahaha
Added by Beryl Simpson on 15 August 2012
Hi Beryl,
I never thought my ex-army BSA M20 ever looked that good! A friend of mine recently came across this picture and let me know. Back in 1986 this friend and I jointly bought a pair of M20s (in very poor shape I’m afraid) from Beaulieu autojumble. The vendor mentioned at the time that they had come from Orkney. One bore the registration number BS3092 and the other BS3087. Over the next 18 years, with minor interruptions relating to earning a living, getting married, bringing up three children etc, I rebuilt BS3092 in military green, retaining as many original parts as possible and finally getting her back on the road in 2004. As I did not have any documentation linking the frame to the registration plate the bike now has age related number 819UXC. I cannot be absolutely sure that this is your dad’s old bike but it does seem likely to me, and I did find black paint on the frame. 819UXC (né BS3092?) is still alive and well and is still great fun to ride as well as being capable of serious transportation duties. I can e-mail pictures and more information should you be interested.
Best Regards,
Bernie Tremain

Added by Bernie Tremain on 17 January 2013
Dad always used to speak about getting a bike again after he retired but sadly he just got one year of retirement so that never happened.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 23 September 2017
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