The Larkhill MG

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Rich Payne, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The new background to the story of the remains of a pre-war MG found buried on Larkhill last month had me smiling as I read it.

    Man solves mystery of 1930s sports car buried on Salisbury Plain

    Boys in the 1960s ! I can imagine the outcry today if a group of 'vandals' were found pushing a (probably) abandoned old car up and down a hill...and just what steps the authorities would take to protect them from themselves if they were caught falling out of it as it crashed...

    A better vanished time.
     
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Well-Known Member

    :ninja: Dont tell anyone but :ninja:

    found an old black Ford Poplar - the 3 speed type - put some petrol in it and away we went around the garages, taught us some lessons on engineering and how cars worked etc, left it back in the garage and never did find out what happened to it -- fun though, also found loads of the old cinema posters for the films of the day, wonder how much they might be worth now :rolleyes:

    TD
     
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  3. Aeronut

    Aeronut Junior Member

    It still wont stop archaeologists claiming it was buried as part of a religious ceremony. (The archaeologist default explanation)
     
  4. Waddell

    Waddell Member

    Had a laugh as well.

    My father used to tell a similar story during wartime Sydney of going to a mate's house whose father was a speedway rider, liberating the bikes, pushing them up a steep hill and riding them down like a pushbike and then putting them back in the shed.

    Yep. It doesn't happen now.
     

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