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mcsporran
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46 of 51  Tue 27th Mar 2018 11:27am  
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If not a Morgan then probably a BSA. The registration mark is from 1929.
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NeilsYard
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47 of 51  Tue 27th Mar 2018 2:00pm  
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That postcard is terrific Cliff as it really demonstrates the line up from Cross Cheaping going up in to Broadgate Thumbs up
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Helen F
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48 of 51  Tue 27th Mar 2018 3:01pm  
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That must be the clearest photo I've seen looking up the Burges MR. It would make a good before and after. Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
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49 of 51  Wed 28th Mar 2018 5:12am  
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I notice the difference in the clocks above Samuel's Anne, your pic dated in the 20's and then MR's also above Samuel's dated 1937 although in the square casing. Great pics, folks Thumbs up Edited by member, 28th Mar 2018 5:21 am
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matchle55
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50 of 51  Wed 28th Mar 2018 7:51pm  
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On 27th Mar 2018 11:27am, mcsporran said: If not a Morgan then probably a BSA. The registration mark is from 1929.
It's possibly an early Morgan, the model is a "runabout". This is after consulting a few friends, past and present Morgan owners. Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
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51 of 51  Fri 30th Mar 2018 3:49pm  
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The Burges, also known as the bottom of Broadgate, was one of the most popular and busiest shopping streets in Coventry until 1936. It was a colourful and fascinating spectacle for a boy. I loved to browse those shop windows hungry to discover something unexpected, to press my face against sticky panes of glass and peer in through the window. There were two traditions in those days, boys left school at 14 could now wear long trousers, you had to wait until you were 21 before you were a man, and generally given a wrist watch or fob watch for a coming of age present. With our family both came from the Burges. After the war and the strikes of 26/27 only a handful of people could afford to buy watches. But in those days everything ran to time, trams, buses, shops, factories, so the clocks in the streets played a big part in people's lives. Few people had watches. Only one shop sold rubber boots that laced up and had a wide tongue, that was suitable for farm work. The cobbler's shop sold the old elastic boot laces, a little stronger than elastic bands, they were good for shooting pieces of paper in the classroom. Another shop sold the old cut-throat razors with bone handles and the leather 'strops' for them. I hated the day when I would have to use one. But time and technology was on my side. Around 1936 they built the new Trinity Street and with it lopped off half of the Burges to build the ugly Owen Owen's. From that time on the Burges lost trade and went downhill.
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