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Post by Maywalk on Wed May 02, 2012 12:26 pm

I have two paintings on my walls Mara.

One is of the car we had for well over 35 years and she was used to take three brides to their weddings.

My son had the number plate off her to put on his new car when we finally had to let her go because hubby's foot had got so deformed with arthritis over the years he could not drive her any more. I never learnt to drive.

The other is a large painting of a Halifax bomber showing fitters finishing off doing a job on it. My son had it specially painted for hubby for his retirement because he used to be a fitter in the RAF.

I dont think either would be very interesting to folks on here.
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Post by June on Wed May 02, 2012 12:29 pm


I think they would Maisie. My husband was a fitter too but on paper machines, not in the RAF but all engineering is to be admired and well worth preserving.
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Post by Guest on Wed May 02, 2012 12:55 pm

Oooh, please please take photos too, our Tan - they all sound fascinating!

And as June said, your paintings WILL be of interest, truly they will, Maisie!

What a shame you had to let the special car go after so long, Maisie - what wonderful memories it must have held for both you and your husband. Glad your son has the number plate, though - bet he really treasures it!

What a dam shame about the arthritis becoming so bad that your husband was no longer able to drive ... what a horrible disease it is and so few truly understand that, contrary to commercials on television, people with it can not take one little pill each morning and merrily go for runs through the neighbourhood. And it can hit people at any age - huge sigh.

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Post by Maywalk on Wed May 02, 2012 1:32 pm

I cant find the photo taken of the painting but this will explain about Betsy the car.

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We had a four door column change Ford Classic for 36 years.
She was the only car we had apart from a Triumph Herald that we used while Betsy had a complete overhaul and respray when she was about 16 years old.
We paid £435 for her in 1962. We had her when she was 6 months old off an insurance man who thought she was TOO heavy to handle because she was all steel.
She became a talking point as she got older and there was always some youngster who was interested in her and thought it was great to get behind the wheel.
DONT mistake this car for the Ford Anglia although they had similar backs to them, the Classic had a massive boot.
As the years passed we joined the collectors club and went to many rallies all over the country.
I wrote the poem below to put on the bonnet for folks to read because while hubby went off to talk to the other members
I used to be left to tell folks about her so the poem told them most of what they wanted to know to save my breath.
Betsy was still in pristine condition when we had to let her go because hubby had developed a deformed foot over the years through
rheumatoid arthritis. It was like losing one of the family. Our lovely outings were finished but never forgotten.
Before we let her go to a new owner my son asked if he could replace the number with another one because he wanted to keep Betsy's original number. It was sorted out and now my son has the number transferred to any new car that he gets.

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Ode to Betsy,

A few details of my history may be of interest to you.
I came into existence in 1962.
I'm a four door Ford Classic 315
With a very large boot and a column drive.
I have been with my family for 36 years
Sharing good times and bad as well as their fears.

They christened me Betsy from the very first day
When they chose me as theirs and drove me away.
Curiosity from youngsters wondering what I could be
Conversation with the elderly who could remember me.

And I may say with all modesty and very much pride,
Three times I was chosen to carry a bride.
I have eased up with age now, I dont go like a jet,
But my get up and go has not left me yet.

I grumble a bit when started but I haven't got a knock
This is to be expected because I've gone right round the clock.
I might be a never was and well past my sell by date
But I have always made it well on time and never ever late.
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Post by Tan on Thu May 03, 2012 1:01 pm

Such a wonderful Ode to Betsy, :clap10: many a happy times for sure you would have had and so memorable too.
How lovely to for three brides to be driven to their weddings in her, so proud Betsy would have felt.. Very Happy
And so very special to have kept the number plate, that is wonderful and so precious as well..

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Post by Joelle on Thu May 03, 2012 1:31 pm

Yes a lovely poem there Maisie. Lovely memories too.
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Post by Maywalk on Fri May 04, 2012 3:38 am

Many thanks for getting back to me Tan and Joelle.

I have not been feeling up to much this past couple of days. Got a streaming cold.

I had to go to the docs yesterday to have some blood taken and I was quite surprised when the nurse took three different phials. She only usually takes one. Shocked

I didnt bother to ask her why because I just wanted to get home again because I felt SO shattered.

I will call in later all being well.

Have a lovely day everyone.
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Post by Tan on Fri May 04, 2012 3:46 am

So sorry to hear how you have felt Maisie, and so understandable you just wanted to get back home and rest.
This up and down weather doesn't help much too, as never do we know from one day to the next how it will be.
Rest well and take it easy.. hug

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Post by Joelle on Fri May 04, 2012 4:04 am

Poor you Maisie, Sam and I just getting better from a dose of flu, good job we had the injections or it could have been a lot worse. Hope you soon feel better.
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Post by Maywalk on Fri May 04, 2012 4:18 am

Thanks Tan and Joelle.

Its made me feel SO tired but I am trying to do a bit of knitting to keep my brain and hands occupied because I dont want to start nodding off during the day. I have enough with my old man. Fine China Ornaments  - Page 5 2835949603 Laughing
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Post by Captain Nemo on Fri May 04, 2012 4:45 am

This is wonderful Maisie and to have your car so long and you know that car will still be lovely and being showed at the shows with that history I hope the owner now has some of it written up a Provenance for the car , I had a Ford Capri I had for 17 years and was so upset when I couldnt get in her anymore and had to sell her ,
Maisie that classic as you know is pretty rare and to find one in use and in good condition really will be looked after and shown there was also the Ford Capri they were both the same car as the Classic very American style but they were stopped and the first Capri's as a coupe were made you can see many similarities like the tear drop back window , and to know the Registration Number is transferred is lovely ,
Thankyou for this Maisie and these photographs and paintings are always very interesting thankyou , Thank You


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Post by Tan on Fri May 04, 2012 4:48 am

You could both snore in unison our Maisie.. chuckles Armchair Armchair

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Post by Captain Nemo on Fri May 04, 2012 4:59 am

Sorry to be an Annorack but the Cars and shows have always interested me ,
Here is the Consul classic it had 4 doors
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And here is the Consul Capri this has 2 doors ,
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And here is the first Capri see the similarities ,
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This was one I had for 17 years called Simba
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Ok the boring bits over I will shut up now siptea
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Post by Maywalk on Fri May 04, 2012 5:31 am

Thanks folks for getting back to me.

Talking about old cars we have one of our son's in the garage that he was keen to get redone and after paying out a lot of money he lost interest. It is an MGBGT all covered up which has been there now for 20 years. Shocked

Good job its a double garage because that is right at the end. I cant show a photo of it because as its not our car my son has all the photos.
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Post by Guest on Fri May 04, 2012 10:26 am

I find all the 'old' cars really interesting but even more, how I hope you are going to be okay, our Maisie - it's horrible having a cold and feeling so badly. Thinking of you and hoping the pesky cold bug wanders off ever so soon!

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Post by Maywalk on Fri May 04, 2012 11:54 am

Thanks Mara.

Feeling a bit better now that I am not continually sneezing and blowing my ruddy nose. I have been using toilet paper rather than tissues because in my view if toilet paper is ok for the behind its better than tissues and you can use as much as is necessary. Whereas with tissues they are not very big. Fine China Ornaments  - Page 5 3650816571
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Post by Guest on Fri May 04, 2012 3:57 pm

I love your theory there, our Maisie - and how glad I am to read that you're feeling a bit better now! Fine China Ornaments  - Page 5 942795

(Must confess that I indulge myself by buying 'Kleenex tissues with Lotion' when I get a cold ... otherwise I wind up with a sore, red nose long after the actual cold is gone - not a pretty sight, I assure you - huge grin!).

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Post by Nev on Sat May 05, 2012 3:06 am

Ah, must remember that next Christmas, Mara the red nosed rei-----, oh, er, can you pull a sledge?

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Post by Guest on Sat May 05, 2012 10:18 am

Laughing, our Nev - could likely pull a sledge but getting airborne may be a bit of a woe!

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Post by nordog on Sun May 06, 2012 3:50 am

Jingle Bells :xmas 7: I thought the weather had changed for a moment.

Maywalk the picture of your lovely Betsy is a classic in its self.
The three cars was very similar to each other as looking at your photo, I got a bit confused for I just could not remember the Classic Capri. And the Concul Capri did not look any thing like the Ford Concul whether the old one or the low line one. The lorry mechanic at the Quarry I drove from had the original Capri same front end to yours but like the Captain pointed out it a coupe and not the Anglia rear window. Yes I would say that your Betsy was a very rare beast indeed. Cant say that like the early Fords even the Cortina the road holding was pretty bad where as my Moggy could corner them with ease the Police in my area had had Zodiacs and low line Populars so I never got caught for speeding.
I did drive the classic 2.liter once and the Vauxhall 101 both were like sitting in a row boat in the Atlantic. As far as I was concerned the mark 1 Escort changed that with the strut system and the rack and pinion steering. Mt first Escort had not anti-roll bar just that small single bar coming from the front wheel back to the chassie Ford stopped that and had the anti-roll bar fitted to all the Escorts and not just the sporty ones like the Twin-cam and RS models like my Mexico.
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Post by Captain Nemo on Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:48 am

Nordog a Mexico Mark 1 in good condition is a very valuable car I saw some the other weekend at a show , but you saying of the Vauxhall 101 and Zephrs they were very big cars with small engines as standard like the Morris Oxford with a 1500 engine , at least then you could tell one brand from another but them early Vauxhalls and Fords seemed to fall apart with Rust in no time even up till the 80s cars were bad for rusting and cars with wings and sills rusted with holes were common Take the Cortina and anything from BL goodness knows where they all went , but now you dont see rusty cars , not where you can see the rust anyway they fail for technical problems and the cost of repairs , :laughs:
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Post by Captain Nemo on Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:57 am

Ok folks if you trace back to the start of this thread it was about my collection of China Birds that I have been collecting mostly from Charity shops and since May when this thread started I have acquired some new ones to show and add , please look but they arnt for sale so no PMs with ridiculous bids , :laughs:
This is a little Owl sat on an axe handle in a Log
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This is a lovely ceramic Owl from a far flung exotic place drenched in sunshine a dear friend gave to me her name is Ollie Owl ,
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This is a Finch maybe a Gold Finch
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and here are the 3 together
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Post by June on Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:00 am


The owls are lovely Captain and I think I can guess who gave Ollie to you :nudge:
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:53 am

Oh Captain, the owl sitting on the axe handle looking down at the lady bug is simply charming!!

Ollie Owl with that expression on her face would make me want to pat her little head every time I went by - bet she's so special to you as gifts from friends are so often true gifts from the heart.

Your golden Finch is lovely ... do you have her tucked in your flower bed to keep the Fairies company, I wonder?

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Post by Tan on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:52 am

They are so lovely Captain, you certainly have an eye for a nice ornament with such detail too, so alive they look, and I really like the colouring.
And Ollie Owl is a wonderful name.. Laughing

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