The first bike I bought, when I joined the Royal Navy, a 1958 350cc single
cylinder AJS16MS, photographed at Grenville Block, Royal Naval Barrack, Chatham,
I traded her in for a 500cc twin cylider, 1958 Norton Dominator with an Avon
Streamliner. unfortunately no picture of my own.
Make Model: Norton
Year: 1956 – 62
Engine: Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, OHV
Capacity: 497 cc / 30.3 cu in
Stroke: 66 x 73 mm
Compression Ratio: 6.8:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Exhaust: Two into
Induction: Amal 376 carburetor
Maximum Power: 29.5 hp / 21.9 kW @ 6500rpm
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Single down-tube
Rear Suspension: Swingarm
with twin plungers
Wheels: Polished steel,
Dry Weight: 179 kg / 395 lbs
Top Speed: 163 km/h / 101 mph
When Christine was born I traded the
Norton in for Matchless G9 500 twin with a Watsonian sidecar no photograph
After an ejection from a bus near our married quarters in Chatham, for wanting
to bring a child's carry wheelchair on, we traded the Matchless G9 sidecar
outfit in, for our first car a Ford E van, the buses only ran one an hour into
the centre of Chatham, the conductor said he had to many on already.
I purchased a 250cc Francis Barnett as a runabout in the Barracks and Chatham
When I joined H.M.S. Osprey at Portland, 1962, I purchased two 500cc Vincent
Comets, I used one as a daily runner and kept the second as a parts donor. When
I was drafted to H.M.S. Rooke I sold one and left the donor bike in the
backyard, as far as I know it is still there.
I was posted to H.M.S. Rooke at Gibraltar for a two years married accompanied
draft, I purchased a Triumph Cub as a runabout bike.
I purchased my 1989 Harley Davidson 1250CC FLHTC, at Albemarle North Carolina in
December 1990, I sold it
David's lorry the Lazy J, me with Harley FLHTC 1990
Sadly "Awesome" our Valkyrie has gone to a new home
My Biking days have come to an end after 62 years.
International Goldwing Family Web Site.
Honda Hoot 2004 06 26
Sharon and Barry at the WOTI Breakfast at Shoneys,
photos, courtesy of Rick Melling.
I have several
Canon film cameras, mostly
FD. and a
My latest aquisition is a Nikon D810
We were traversing a Virginia section of the Blue Ridge Parkway,
when we came across the Mabry Mill.
I took the opportunity to trigger off a roll of Black &
White Agfa with my Canon T90 35-105 lens, all 36 are very satisfying.
A group of old car enthusiasts rolled in to the car park,
this is two samples, I had to shoot from the rear, as too many modern cars,
would have been in the frame from the front. If your car was there and you would
like a copy email me.
An interesting fact about the Mabry Mill, is that, several
States, claim it as being in their State, a very popular Postcard.
Lockyer: b. abt 1852 in England.
record was on the 1881 census in Nether Hallum, Yorkshire, England.
Thomas Lockyer and Emma Johnason.
Need to locate date and place of birth and
date and place of death.
He was married to Emily Patience in 1871.
Aaron Bender: b. about 1803.
He was located in Sheboygan County,
Possibly from Pennsylvania.
Need to locate date and place of birth and date
and place of death.
Daniel Hills: b. 1820.
Need place of birth and parents.
A few of
the surnames that I am researching:
Hills: Wisconsin, Minnesota
Giffin: New York and Wisconsin
Zeman; Bohemia, Minnesota, and
Klouda: Bohemia, , Minnesota, and
Scheble: Ohio, Kansas, Texas, and Washington
I am a member of the Royal Oaks Golf Club
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds http://www.rspb.org.uk/flash.html
The Audubon Society