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In pictures: Classic vehicles gather at Camra pub of the year The Bell, Aldworth



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It was a glorious afternoon in the late summer sun on Sunday at an informal gathering of classic vehicles at The Bell, Aldworth, organised by Compton enthusiast George Simmons.

Among the lovingly restored vehicles were Aldworth villager George Bucknell’s 1955 Land Rover. Manufactured in Solihull, it was stripped down over 30 years by George, who ‘loves it to bits’, and is still in general use today.

Tim Wale – from Tutts Clump Cider – drove his 1969 Nuffield 465 tractor into the car park. “We’ve had it three years and take it to rallies and shows – just for fun really,” he said.

George Bucknell 1955 Land Rover
George Bucknell 1955 Land Rover

Nigel and Vivian Hodge’s 1957 Morris Oxford’s pick up truck, bought in 2013, took three years to bring up to its present condition, and the work is still ongoing.

From four wheels to two and Richard Goss’ 1965 BSA B40SS 90. Richard has had the bike for about 10 years, but his sister-in-law had it in the shed since 1972. It took about a year for Richard to rebuild it and he now brings it out on “nice sunny days”.

Mike Mulholland’s immaculate 1960 Jaguar Mk 2 3.4-litre was bought by his grandfather from new.

Pictures by Geoff Fletcher.

Tim Wale's 1969 Nuffield 465 tractor
Tim Wale's 1969 Nuffield 465 tractor
Nigel Hodge's 1957 Morris Oxford pick-up truck
Nigel Hodge's 1957 Morris Oxford pick-up truck
Richard Goss BSA B40 SS 90
Richard Goss BSA B40 SS 90
Jaguar Mk 2 3.4l 1960
Jaguar Mk 2 3.4l 1960
Mike Mulholland's Jaguar Mk 2 3.4l 1960
Mike Mulholland's Jaguar Mk 2 3.4l 1960


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