Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Now We're Hooked

As you all know last week we attended Pickering 1940's weekend and I must say we're both now firmly "hooked", so much so that Mr Lucey suggested we get an old butcher's bike to do up and take to fair's.

 My dad was a master butcher and had one of these bikes and  Howard the "errand boy" used to deliver the orders on it, when we were little me and my sister used to take turns riding in the big basket up front.

So after browsing on e bay we found just what we were looking for and after parting with "a few bob" we got it delivered this morning, it does need a bit of work doing to it to bring it back to it's former glory but hey all that's part of the fun!!

The bike was issued to the Essex CO-OP and has a CWS badge on the front, Mr Lucey will be "doing it up" while I look for a lovely big basket  where maybe I could cadge a ride!!

Lucey X


thriftwood said...

Lovely pictures Lucey, and what a fabulous bike! That'll be a true labour of love and can't wait to see the result xxx

VintageVicki said...

Wow - should keep MrL busy for a while. I always think of Granville from Open All Hours when I see those old shop bikes ;) I hope MrL has a fairisle tank top for when he's riding that ;)

Deborah said...

Wow, great bike :) have a happy week sweetie

Bee happy x

Lucy said...

Glad you enjoyed Pickering - have always wanted to go :o) Love the bike, and as Vicki said, you can't help but think of Granville! Hope MrL has fun doing it up.

made-and-found said...

What a fabulous idea Lucey.I can't wait to see the finished result and in the flesh next year.
Anne x

Kandi said...

Ooh exciting! My parents had a corner shop when I was a kid and my brother and I did deliveries on a bike very similar to that one, we didn't have the proper basket we had a pigeon basket from my grandad's cree with the lid taken off! Hygienic way to deliver groceries ;0) xx

Jelly Jam said...

Fab bike! Will Mr Lucey be carrying you in the basket?

Rose H (UK) said...

Now I like the bike! What a great project.

Betty said...

Thats a fun project!

MarmaladeRose said...

What a lovely post Lucey. I need to start knitting a Fair Isle pullover for hubby so that we can join you next time.

love Fi x

Sheila said...

What fun!
I love the pics too, its nice that its actually like something in your past too-even though you had to go and find one on ebay.