Police Minis

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surfblue63
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Wakefield 1967

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Lovely nostalgic photo Surfy, 34 of 'em as far as I can see
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Hulme, Manchester


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Looks like the white extends over the roof on that one
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I wonder if the pub, presumably 'The Eagle' still exists
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Yes the pub was the Eagle

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After a quick search on the interwebs it looks like it was part of a council estate know as the Hulme Crescents in Manchester, built around 1971. As was proven many times, these estates soon lost their shine, this one being labelled the worst in England. Demolished started in 1991.

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https://manchesterhistory.net/mancheste ... cents.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulme_Crescents
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I have a photograph of 706F somewhere where it is in a later shell before it went to Belgium I believe. Photo was mid ‘90s when I bought my OKD restoration project.
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Blimey I played a gig in that pub. :lol:

All gone now. ‘The Factory’ club was nearby aswell.

Going back to OKD 706F I remember having a blast in that car when Gary owned it, super quick Longman engine in it with split Webers, back in the good old days when I ran the Cheshire region of the MCR.
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Fricsman, do you mean that you have a photo of the blue and white mini HJA 300N in the photo? It LOOKS like the cop is using the phone from the Marina which is also a cop car judging from the aerial on the rear right hand wing. The police in Oxford and surrounding area had a load of 1300 Marinas. According to the local papers, they were a job-lot of cars from a cancelled order from Uganda. Cross-ply tyres, no heaters, in fact he most basic car available - and cheap.

The Blue mini looks like it has one of those POLICE - STOP pull-up signs fitted to the rear shelf.
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The Marina in that photo has a Surrey registration and was part of a batch of BL cars from Minis to Wolseley Sixes and early Sherpas. It's a Bracken 1.3 Deluxe, likely with navy vinyl trim.

It says something about modern cars than a Marina now looks like quite a handsome and clean design.
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