Friday, 26 September 2014
Sepia Saturday 247 - Motorbikes!
Here is a picture of William Pearce and his mum Eliza Pearce for this weeks Sepia Saturday. Click here for more wonderful sepia Saturday pictures and stories!
The picture was taken at their property on Aikmans Road, Merivale, Christchurch about 1920. Don't you just love the old sidecar, more like a woven basket for your legs than a vehicle, with a place to put your hands under the leather weatherproof cover, to keep them warm. Of course wearing your every day hat was necessary when posing on a bike for a photo. From other photos we have they actually wore leather helmets a bit like aviators wore. I don't think they would have protected the head very much.
We have dozens of these motorbike photos and even a photo of a bloke's shed from the 1920s with car and bike parked up inside. I'm so lucky to have them.
Posted by Bel at 00:26