This week’s image from Sepia Saturday suggests motor bike, pillion passenger, courier, turban. towel, camp, lots of things as an inspiration in searching through our photos. But none of them sent me scuttling to the family albums for a match. Instead it was the wheels in the photo which interested me so I’ll go with some family wheels, but ones without the motor, just pedal power wheels.
Meet George Francis Forsey (1870 – 1954). His wife Wilhemina was my grandfather’s cousin. He was a miner at Clunes in Central Victoria. Later, as a widower, he shifted to Birchip and is buried there. His bike was his trusted form of transport in a typical Victorian country town,
Down the years wheels have been important as a means of transport from place to place, firstly in 1945 then in 1950.
Wheels again in 1969 in a home made billy cart for a bit of gravity fueled speed
Freedom to roam in 1972 and 1978
At last in 1979 ……….. an exciting ride on a visitor’s motor bike
And just occasionally a little running repair is needed.
Have a look at the links on the Sepia Saturday page for more interpretations of this motor bike photo. I only looked at the wheels.