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Wedding cars outside the Cathedral, late 1940s
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Wedding cars outside the Cathedral, late 1940s

Left to right the cars are Armstrong Siddley, Wolseley and Jaguar. The drivers are John McLeod, Andrew Allan and Ralph maxwell.
Picture added on 01 February 2013 at 15:10
Comments:
I remember Jock Smith having an Armstrong Siddley, seem to remember him putting a Ferguson tractor engine in it...?
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 07 February 2013
Spoke to Alan Smith about the Armstrong Sidley, who told me the one he had after his brother Jock sold her on to him was a 1932 model. He said he did not know where she came from but the scowes o her are lying at hill camp Mill Bay.
Alan fitted the Fergie engine and she had a self change gearbox a sort of semi automatic.
Dan Kirkpatrick had a B S A car fitted with the same type of gear box.
Added by John Budge on 10 February 2013
You've got two of the most awkwardly spelt British car names there Bill! Both ended with the same 4 letters: WolsELEY and SiddELEY.
Added by Ian Hourston on 13 February 2013
I am sure Albert Clark from Mill Bay owned the red/black Armstrong Siddeley before Jock Smith.
Jock also owned a big Talbot with pre-select gearbox (never remember seeing it running).
Added by Stewart Taylor on 14 February 2013
DID ALLAN NOT REMODEL A STANDARD VANGUARD WITH A FERGIE ENGINE .SURE FERGIES HAD A STANDARD ENGINE IN THEM IN THE PETROL PARRAFIN ERA
Added by FRANCIS HAMILTON on 03 April 2013
This is the photo I mention in one of my comments on picture #15644 in 2008, and so Bill is the "some nice person" who has posted it. The Armstrong-Siddeley was acquired by my father and uncle when they bought Allan's Car Hire business in what is now Manse Road (it had the address 24 Main Street then)in 1947. It was a 17 hp with division and occasional seats and was registered in Huddersfield in 1938. As I mentioned in my earlier comments it was sold to Longhope. It had a pre-selector gearbox, centrifugal clutch and Bendix cable brakes, which were notoriously bad to keep properly adjusted.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 14 November 2013
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