Motor Cycles Made in Suffolk, by Andrew Pattles and Mark Daniels

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Motor Cycles Made in Suffolk, by Andrew Pattles and Mark Daniels
Motor Cycles Made in Suffolk, by Andrew Pattles and Mark Daniels

Booklet published by the Ipswich Transport Museum, 24 pages. A5 size booklet (N5966X1)

This booklet is illustrated throughout with several small colour and black and white photographs, and provides a fascinating brief history of Suffolk made post-war Motor Cycles...

From the introduction: Suffolk is probably not the first place that comes to mind when thinking of motor cycle producers. In the pioneering days, before the First World War, building motor cycles was more of a 'cottage industry'. These early machines were little more than strengthened pedal cycles with a proprietary engine attached. In Suffolk, there were at least two such makers. Somewhat confusingly, these two makers both called their motor cycles the Anglian. One was made in Beccles, the other in Stowmarket and examples of both still survive.

Between the two World Wars, motor cycle production became more industrialised and started to become centred on the main conurbations within the country. Then, with the lean years of the 1930s, bankruptcies and mergers saw the disappearance of many of the smaller manufacturers.

This booklet looks at motor cycles made in Suffolk after the Second World War. Even though motor cycle production was now concentrated in big companies in big urban areas, there were a few people prepared to 'go it alone' and to try to build motor cycles in this mainly rural area. More remarkably, the three examples presented here can all be considered trend-setters as early examples of new genres of machines.


The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
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