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Offline Peterichards

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Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« on: Thursday 28 February 19 14:51 GMT (UK) »
These photos are from my parents album I don't Know who this chap is or why he has decorated his bicycle but possibly someone on Roots chat may have seen similar and can give a date range and possible event. My parents were Londoners Mum's parents from Rotherhithe and Dad's West Ham and Northern Ireland but there were connections to Birmingham and Greenock in Scotland.

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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 February 19 17:07 GMT (UK) »
The second one looks be 1920s as that is when the collar bar was fashionable. The first one looks to be Edwardian era....is it a postcard? posting the back might help.
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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 February 19 17:31 GMT (UK) »
Treetotal I should have added I only have scans of these photos my sister had the originals so I dont know whats on the back of them.

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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 February 19 18:07 GMT (UK) »



Just doodling....






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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 February 19 18:11 GMT (UK) »
I think the lamp on the bike is a carbide type which would date it around the early 1900's.
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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 February 19 18:16 GMT (UK) »



Just doodling....



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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 February 19 18:49 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if it's a wedding and he is going to pedal away with his bride on the crossbar  ;D ;D

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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 February 19 19:51 GMT (UK) »
Wikipedia gives 1896 for the introduction of carbide bicycle lamps

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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 28 February 19 20:28 GMT (UK) »
Are the two men in the background wearing flower button holes ? I can't quite make them out.