Church of Saint John the Baptist, Cirencester Parish Church is the largest parish church in Gloucestershire, funded by the thriving wool trade of the 13th century.
For a description and history see here
Ironically the objects which annoyed us at the time of shooting (the cars cluttering the scene) now provide great interest Austin Cambridge, Hillman Minx, possibly a Moggy and a Beetle.
I'm with Kenny on that one
I wanted to zoom in and look for detail but must confess it was the car-spotting opportunity that really made me wait in anticipation!
Nice picture and real nice scan Peter
.... whatever that means.
Here's..DJ,s ..suggestions..from L - R.....VW.Beetle.//.Ford Zodiac.//.Vauxhall Victor.//.Hillman Husky.//.Hillman Minx.//.Morris Oxford or Austin Cambridge./.Riley one point five./.Simca Aronde'./...Cheers..DJ.
Nice one Dave - but Simca Aronde.... how can you be so sure????
Cheers..Jethro - yeah,.. I could be 'way' off..but it's the nearest familiar 'look' that I can remember from my yoof'/./maybe other suggestions.. will come forth...Cheers..DJ..
Hi Kenny and Jethro and DJ
A great collection of old cars here, and I hardly noticed when I uploaded the picture!
I went to Malta in around 1994 and it was like going back to the 50's and 60's. There were lots of old British cars there, and some were in fantastic condition due to the lack of rust. At that time most of the buses were old the old single decker type and it was a great ride over the bumpy roads. I will see if I can drag out the old photos.
Sadly we went again in 2007 and a lot had disappeared and I had to search the Terminus
I have loads of pictures taken by my late uncle and now the first thing I will check is the old cars, and if I find any good ones I will let you know.
Found this of the Simca Aronde the one in my uncle's picture has wing mirrors, but they could afford them in Cirencester!
There is an interesting thing about this photo that I had not noticed, but was alerted to it by a chap on the Birmingham History Forum where I had posted this picture to see if anyone could give me the location. The picture is taken to make the tower appear to come out above the Church entrance, but if you look at this image it is at the side
I wonder if it was deliberate.
All the best Peter
Gotcha' on the above text, and links thanks..Peter..if more could be seen of the 'Aronde' then maybe I/or someone else could name it for sure...Looking at these older cars..takes me back - cos' I can remember when they were a regular sight on the roads...Cheers..DJ..
Back on the History Forum Lloyd informs us that…
The "Morris Oxford or Austin Cambridge" is a Morris Oxford - round badge on the bonnet. The Austin version had its name badge in the centre of the grille, not the bonnet.
I am seriously impressed by the Simca references All it was certainly current in my Yoof as "Dave" puts it, but obviously not too prevalent on Sarf Yorksheer
The links worked but the church has gone already. Loved the shiny blue car though......
Jethro in Milton Keynes!
Milton Keynes! The last place on Earth that I would have guessed that you would be.
Yes, the last place on earth I would want to find myself sobering / waking up in Peter
There is really nothing here!
When 'Spike Milligan' was awarded his KBE...'Knight of the British Empire'..he remarked.."It ought to have been 'Knight of Milton Keynes' because at least the place exists !!!..anyway...Jethro..you sure do get about.. !!Cheers ,,DJ,,
Came across this postcard from a visit to Malta around 1994.
Most of these buses were still in service, a great adventure to travel!
Very nice shot
Best wishes from Taiwan,Qianlong
I don't recognise the incredible and uniquely beautiful architecture at all..But I sure as heck recognise the wheels..I got them all except the Simca Laronde! I bow to foxholes.lodge superior powers of recognition!
Thanks for the link Peter..A most enjoyable diversion!
If yo'm so good at old cars, can you tell me what make my old man's bike was?
Best wishes Peter
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Photo taken in Cirencester GL7, UK