Saturday, August 12, 2017

BSA family snaps

A series of snaps from another forgotten family album. The bikes featured are BSAs - a brace of C11 and a B31. I like how you can see the enthusiasm develop, the C11s start off with learner plates which they lose and then, obviously happy with the C11, brand loyalty develops and we move on to the B31 which gets loaded up for touring. 

BSA C11 with L plates to the fore. Not sure of the machine
in the background, it looks pre-war, perhaps a Royal Enfield
lightweight. Seems like the bike is newly bought here.

Dad testing out the C11.

More posing with the C11.

The C11 again. A pillion has been picked up along the way!

And a B31 now,  Same place, same pillion.

The B31's screen has gone but a crash bar and natty spot
light have appeared.

On tour. AA box in the background.

A slice of old England when country roads were quiet and
free from SUV driving maniacs.

Another tour, this time using the screen.

Looks like a F-Type Morgan three wheeler in the background.


  1. The little BSA is actually C11, not a C10 which was a sidevalve.Both 250cc. JAC reg began in 1949 So that looks about right. Setting looks very much like new postwar housing estate, in Warwickshire somewhere.
    Background bike in pic looks like a pre war BSA 250

    1. Thanks Ken. I managed to get it right in the text but then went and typed C10 in the picture captions. Thanks for spotting it. Now corrected. Cheers, Richard

  2. Last pic is on the A435 onthe road to Evesham; The AA box number will give location of that photo.

  3. A good guess for the last photo would be Bidford on Avon.

  4. Today is nerd day Got it, AA box is on A39, near Padstow cornwall, same spot today,-4.9226631,3a,75y,40.79h,79.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sI8kxMDPzavVMesiQHtkllg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    1. Well done, great sleuthing. Nothing wrong with a bit of nerdery! I wouldn't be writing this blog if I didn't have those tendencies myself.