While looking at the website, www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax, I thought I would enter the registration numbers obtained from photographs of my late father’s old bikes.
The only one recognised, but untaxed for many years, is PFC 811, a Douglas MK5 first registered in June 1950 in the County Borough council of Oxfordshire.
Born November 1932, my father Brian Kenway would have been 17 years old then. He worked at Alec Bennett Motorcycles in Southampton, and joined Southampton MCC around 1950; I still have his badge.
I guess the Douglas has been tucked away in someone’s garage or shed for years and would be interested to know.
If anyone has any information for Richard, please pass it on to the OBM office and we’ll forward it. – Ed
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