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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:18 pm 
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Hi, how can I find out more about Wally Watkins - I'd like to track down one of his bikes too. He was my grandfather!


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 Post subject: Re: Wally Watkins cycles
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:12 pm 
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Help Alistair
We have just been researching Watkins cycles and came across your enquiry. We have a Wally Watkins
tandem which we bought second-hand 45 years ago and still use occasionally. It still has what we think is the original red paintwork and original motifs/decals/labels. The following address is also there:
Watkins
181-3 Lineacre Road,
Liverpool 21.
Hope you find this info. useful.
Carole


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:16 pm 
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Location: West Lancashire,England.
Hi Alistair. My old school pal from my days at the John Hamilton Technical High School - George Munday who now lies in Spain had a Wally Watkins red track frame that was handed down from his father to George in the very late 1950's.
The bike had been fitted with flat bars which George used until he started a new adventure down in the Kidderminster area before meeting his wife and starting a family.

Good luck with your continued search for info into your late Grandfather Wally Watkins.

I have sadly sold my the last two of my bikes (a 51cm Steve Goff & a 50cm Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Alu Carbon Flat bar Hybrid) as a result of severe arthritis in my right shoulder and elbow.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:44 am 
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Wow that’s great to hear some stories! Carole I’d love to see some pictures of the tandem!? And if you ever want to sell it then please give me first refusal.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:47 am 
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And I presume the address is where Wally’s shop was?


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