Things ain’t what they used to be

May I add a last word on that picture of the gathering of flat-tankers outside the Hunter’s Lodge Inn that appeared in OBM (February)?

The venue is at Priddy, about halfway between Cheddar and Wells, well up on the Mendips in Somerset, and the picture would have been taken during a meal break by members of the Somerset section of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club.

From the left are Henry Body (1915 4hp Douglas), Tony Dicker (Triumph), Ted Pike (arms folded), Henry’s brother Terry Body (1914 2¾hp Douglas), Jeff Body (Terry’s son standing next to him) and the deerstalker-helmeted Bernard Frost (250cc Dunelt), Henry and Terry’s brother-in-law.

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The others I cannot remember because the picture must have been taken about 38 years ago.

With the vintage sections of shows and other events seemingly dying out these
days, it’s good to see items like this in your paper to remind people of what things used to be like.

Henry Body,
Biddisham, Axbridge, Somerset

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