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
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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