Just a nice period picture

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We've seen these well known 'pop art' photos before but here's some background to them : the pop art graphics were designed and applied by Danae Brook and the photo was taken on 24th March 1966 by Doreen Spooner, the car, a 997 Morris Cooper was for sale locally for £385 at the time...

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Great Info WMU!

Two very influential women!
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mk1 wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:10 pm Great Info WMU!

Two very influential women!
More power to their elbows :D

Oxford Street in the '60s, notice the S&A advert on the back of the bus on the left...

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Lovely old, even then, Bedford lorry, presumably a brewers dray. The breweries used to keep them for years and years, probably 25 years until they got rid of them. London Brick Company were the same.

Sorry it's not a mini related response to a nice picture. But Bedford lorries just wind my clock up. I wonder where my last one went...... Where are you Bedford QL 77 YC 16
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Peter Laidler wrote: Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:24 pm Lovely old, even then, Bedford lorry, presumably a brewers dray. The breweries used to keep them for years and years, probably 25 years until they got rid of them. London Brick Company were the same.

Sorry it's not a mini related response to a nice picture. But Bedford lorries just wind my clock up. I wonder where my last one went...... Where are you Bedford QL 77 YC 16
I like old commercials and have spotted a few on my travels, particularly at work - next to the Midland Mainline just south of Flitwick station there's a farm yard with the cab of a '40s / '50s AEC Matador propped up against the barn, it looks like the left overs from a life sized Airfix kit ;)

Regent Street in the '70s with a nice Clubbie in what looks like 'Antelope' beige...

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To pale for Antelope, could be Bedouin, but I think it is Mirage. Opel Commodore GS/E attempting to get into the boot.
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WMU 211G wrote: Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:21 pm
mk1 wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:10 pm Great Info WMU!

Two very influential women!
More power to their elbows :D

Oxford Street in the '60s, notice the S&A advert on the back of the bus on the left...


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And a nice Hillman Super Minx estate dead ahead, just a couple of years younger than my father's, red, 679 TUR. All the breed reduced to piles of rusty scrap in short order; sad . . .
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Another Stewart & Ardern advert caught in the 1967 Peter Cook and Dudley Moore film 'Bedazzled'...

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