Like mum, like daughter – but Kitt did the ‘ton’ over the Cat and Fiddle

May I introduce your readers to Kitt Stappard, a friend and neighbour who gave up smoking after a year when she realised she could buy a Vespa with the money instead? This lasted a
short while until she ‘upgraded’ to a Lambretta.

The accompanying colour photo of her on a modern bike was in response to her comment that she’d once done the ‘ton’ on the back of a Vincent over the Cat and Fiddle to Buxton.

Her main memory of this was when her tortoiseshell spectacles were pushed flat and ruined because neither of them was wearing a helmet!

On the first black and white photo she’s seen on a Triumph in Derbyshire in the early 1950s – and biking must have been in her blood because the final picture shows her mother doing exactly the
same thing.

Maj Paul Grainger (retd),
Email from New Zealand

What game ladies, Paul – and for some reason the number plate on the tasty Triumph, LOL 875, rings a bell. Can anyone help out on this? – Ed.

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