Wartime BSA Folder

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  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    Just popped up to the Sywell Avaition museum to poss a bit of time.

    And I spotted this BSA folder hanging from the ceiling , such a shame it's not exhibited in a better way so people can see it as I should think a lot of people don't realise it's there .

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    This one of many war time and Avaition bits they have on display and well worth a visit .

    I nearly asked if I could have a ride on it , looked in fairly useable condition.
     
  2. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

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    Aberdeenshire
    The Pashley Parabike is based on this I think (but it doesn’t fold) :dry:
    My Tube Rider looks very similar too :smile:
    Real shame it’s a bit hidden.
     
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  3. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    That's nice @biggs682 but im after a Dawes Audax,personally.
     
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    It's well hidden and it deserves an outing for sure .
     
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  5. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

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    They’ve got so much stuff crammed into their limited space, haven’t they.
    Interesting place to visit, when it’s open.

    :smile:
     
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Certainly have a lot crammed inside and yes opening time is hit and miss
     
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  7. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

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    Accra, Ghana
    Sywell isn't that large but they have some interesting stuff I seem to remember. I thought I saw one of those bikes on Gumtree not long ago.

    Another place worth visiting if you're interested in Aviation is the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden about thirty miles from Sywell. I used to go there their model aviation events every year. The next one is in the middle of May I think.
     
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  8. It was in 1958 that an Avro Vulcan broke up during an air display at that airfield. It was during a Battle of Britain Air Day .
     
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    The next one to visit is the Museum at Harrington which is not far away at all , meant to do it last year but just didnt get there

    We have a couple of memorial's nearby to the USAF service men that served at the local bases and the church at Grafton Underwood is meant to have a fantastic stained glass as well
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I know the guy that runs the museum. The bloke that owned it got that from eBay for pennies. The seller didn't have a clue what it was and hadn't described it well.
     
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    why does that not surprise me
     
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  12. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

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    Harrington is only open weekends as well.
    There’s a few exhibits outside, like Sywell.
     
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    I found out about from an old cyclist when i bought all his old bike stuff about 18 months ago , as he claimed he use to be stationed there many moons ago

    http://www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk/
     
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  14. Chippenham Museum has A BSA folding cycle upstairs. I went and checked whilst I was there on Friday .
     
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Is it the same as this one ?
     
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