Here they are above, on my Uncle's treasured Vincent bike. They have been enthusiasts of motorcycling for many years and, my Aunt rode pillion, wearing full leathers made by my Uncle, pretty much up until she died, a few years ago, in her early 80's. My uncle still rides it and goes on rallies in this country and often in Holland and he is now 83 !! Here's hoping that the inherited genes give me the opportunity to be doing similar things in my 80's !!
I'm not sure when this photograph was taken but I just wished that I had one of them both in their 80's on the bike.
This is The Ace Cafe on the North Circular Road where the ton-up boys hung out in the 50's and later the Rockers. For my sins and, I can hear many old Rockers and bike enthusiasts taking a sharp intake of breath, I was a Mod !! so, The Ace Cafe wasn't really my stamping ground. I'm sure that my Aunt and Uncle might have hung out there a few times though ! The Ace Cafe closed in the late '60's ....... rockers had simply fallen out of fashion. It did re-open though, in 1997.
All I can say is that my Aunt and Uncle were in very good company ..........
........... and, finally, a high five and many congratulations to our daughter, who did The Great North Run on Sunday for the first time in 2 hours 17 minutes ! I would have lasted 5 minutes !!
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