Before Mario

Here’s an odd one for a Saturday Afternoon – here’s a program from the now long-defunct Chasewater Kart Club, for an event they staged on the 21st October 1979.
Chasewater Kart Race Oct 21st 1979

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The other ‘Wood: from the air…

Following a request made by reader Kevin Barnett, I had a rummage through the excellent aerial images so kindly supplied by Gareth Thomas, Geographic Whizz from Lichfield District Council, feeling sure he’d sent me some. Sadly I was mistaken, and I’d already posted the one of Chasetown that I had.

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Further abroad…

Just a quick headsup to folk interested in the 1963 aerial imagery I’ve been featuring on the blog, kindly donated by Gareth Thomas of Lichfield District Council. Gareth has been sharing the love, and has also kindly donated some scans of this wonderful series to Kate over at the wonderful Lichfield Lore. As you might…

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Lester Cycles and Motorcycles, Lichfield, 1901.

I love this advert sent by ace paper sleuth Pete Cutler. That’s a cracking bike – state of the art. Freewheel, back wheel leather strap hub-brake, achieved by rear pedal-engaged dog mechanism. Brooks saddle and toolbar, no doubt. This clearly wasn’t a bike shop – it was a transport emporium for the new century. How…

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