A DASH OF STYLE FROM THE ’20s

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This is my un­cle, ‘Grip’ Hyde of Wey­mouth, with his fu­ture wife and brother-in-law, dat­ing from the late 1920s. My mother re­mem­bered learn­ing to ride her brother’s Nor­ton while in her teens, un­til her mum put a stop to her fun. I think the bike must be a 3½hp or early model 16 – any in­for­ma­tion would be wel­comed. Chris Rod

Great pic­ture! I can’t date the reg num­ber but PR is a Dorset se­ries.

By the ‘cof­fee pot’ si­lencer and rear brake rim/chain drive com­bi­na­tion, I’d guess the bike is a 1924/25 500cc Model 16H. Cheers, Rick Park­ing­ton

ABOVE: Un­cle Grip – great name, great bike

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