HELEN Chapman turned plenty of heads as she rode around Wallingford on this unusual bike.
Long John, as the bike was known, was ideal for nipping through the town’s congested streets and delivering car batteries and other bulky items.
Pictured in 1983, it belonged to Haynes Bros (Wallingford) Ltd, auto-electrical engineers.
Managing director Keith Haynes saw a similar bike in Denmark and decided he had to buy one to help with his deliveries.
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Memory Lane this week
5:33pm Monday 24th August 2015
I enclose a picture of staff who looked after Florence Park in Oxford.
5:31pm Monday 24th August 2015
I recently visited Templars Square at Cowley to see the display of Morris cars from long ago.
5:30pm Monday 24th August 2015
Readers have fond memories of performing with the Jackie Bebbington School of Dancing in Oxford.
5:29pm Monday 24th August 2015
When the Carnival Queen and her party set off on a parade through the city, an unexpected passenger hopped on board.
5:00pm Monday 17th August 2015
IT WAS nice to see an old photograph of myself – I am the boy skipping in the playground of West Oxford Primary School (Memory Lane, August 3).