Thanks for the info Roadking.
I thought that the bike looked similar to this 1959 Clubman, even down to the colour scheme and badge on the seat tube?
It certainly looks very similar anyway.
Were these type of bikes considered tourers or race bikes? The fork rake looks fairly steep, but the large mudguards make it look more like a tourer to me. I must add, I know nothing about road frames, I've been into MTB for years.....
With regards the forks, I understood the difference in profile, I was wondering more if one type was better suited to a certain type of ride? i.e. is one profile stronger, more rigid, lighter, etc - or was it just a frame builder preference/aesthetics?