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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Evelyn Hamilton
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:15 am 
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Both of the 'fans' mentioned are already in direct contact with Joe Kurmaskie.


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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Evelyn Hamilton
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:32 am 
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He is a pretty straight up guy from what I know so he should be able to say quickly.

Jamie


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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Evelyn Hamilton
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:47 am 
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I Hope so.
We need to find out what is truth and what is fiction about her WW2 activities. And there is an awful lot of fiction involved.
How many books / films are there out there that are 'based on a true story'. Who was it coined : 'don't let the truth get in the way of a good story' ?


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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Evelyn Hamilton
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:18 pm 
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Its great to think that these old bike's survive all these years and somebody still wants to ride it and cherish it .

We a love our retro bikes for different reasons


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 Post subject: Re: 1948 Evelyn Hamilton
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:50 pm 
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I have contacted Kurmaskie with a list of questions regarding this matter and await a reply. I have also contacted someone who interviewed Evelyn Hamilton back in 1986 to see what he can recall also. When I get responses I will post the information on here.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:36 am 
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A bit late to reply to this thread but I have just joined. I am Evelyn Hamilton's great nephew , last met her about a year before she died and my sister and I stayed with her as children in the 1970s. I have 2 Hamilton bikes and one frame. The bike I restored was very dented and I did the Dunwich dynamo on it in 2015 with a fixed 3 speed hub. I had only built it up on the same day and hadn't properly tested it. 120 miles unfit and with the fixed gears set a bit low.. I would have given up but I thought that would put me to shame given her exploits.. In retrospect, the frame and forks were probably not true/straight and it felt like it wanted to go round in circles..

Anyway if you're still on this forum and have a Hamilton, get in touch

Michael


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:33 pm 
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Hi Michael
Welcome to the forum.
Sounds like a good ride to jump back into it.
I am sure there are a few of us that would love to hear more and see a few photos of the bikes.
Can always start a thread for them in the readers rides section.
All the best
Jamie


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