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Ken the Horse, Hawick
Postcards can be a great source for learning. It was this image of a 1932 Minor that led to a little internet research which uncovered the fascinating story outlined below. The Minor Saloon is about to pass the 1514 Memorial in Hawick, a town located just on the Scot’s side of the Anglo/Scottish border. The following passage has been extracted from the Ken the Horse website: This memorial commemorates the victory of local youths or “callants” from the town over a party of English raiders at Hornshole, just outside Hawick in 1514, most of the men of the town having been killed on Flodden Field the previous year. The English flag was captured and carried back to Hawick, the capture of which is commemorated in this proud statue.
The value of tagging and captioning images stored away on your hard-drive, on in the cloud, becomes apparent when something triggers a ‘ringing a bell’ moment. In this case it was the the GX registration of this recently uncovered photograph of a 1932 Abbey Trophy Hornet Special (GX 1827), found within the Motor Sport magazine images section of the LAT collection. A search of the Network’s archive revealed a later snapshot of the car with its probable owner alongside. Was he the first owner of the car? Did he compete in it? The search also revealed that the car was the subject of a Light Car magazine road test in May 1932, a PDF of which resides in the document archive on the Wolseley Hornet Specials page. This page can be found within the Member’s Area of the website. Sadly, the car is not a survivor but a little of its semi-illustrious early history is now known. (Image courtesy of Motor Sport Images)
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Sunday 7th October: Far Eastern Pub Meet – The Cross Keys, Redgrave, Suffolk IP22 1RW K.O. Noon – All pre-war cars and their crews welcome.
Monday 3rd December (noon): Home Counties quarterly gathering: The RAC Club, Epsom. All welcome, although booking essential via the forum. (NB dress code in force)
1st January 2019 – VSCC New Year’s Day ‘meet’ (From noon): Kings Head, North Lopham. IP22 2NE
June 7th-9th 2019: PWMN Annual Rally, Marlborough, Wilts – Much more news soon.