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Entry Found Thumbnail Title entry Article Catalog Ref Photographer Photo Date
3881 Celebratory Party Party celebration, probably in the 1940s. 11JW19D Unknown Unknown
3882 Grimsargh to Whittingham Train, 1952 10DS11B Gordon Aspull 1952
3883 Weavers Arms, Market Place Note the 'OBJ' and 'Dutton's House' signs over the door. 10DS11C Unknown 1950s
3884 Field Day Parade, Market Place Note the old signage on the Dog Inn and the side entrance door to the vault, which has recently been reinstated. 10DS11D Unknown 1950s
3885 Field Day Parade, Market Place 10DS11E Unknown 1950s
3886 Field Day Parade, Market Place 10DS11F Unknown 1950s
3887 Field Day Parade, Market Place In front of the Palace Cinema. 10DS11G Unknown 1950s
3888 Bond Minicar, 1948 The former Fire Station at 43 Berry Lane is of national significance, especially in the motoring world, as the birth place of the Bond Minicar.  In the 1940’s, the prototype of this famous ‘shopping car’ was developed by Laurence ‘Lawrie’ Bond in a first floor workshop in the ‘Towneley Works’, a building behind 43 Berry Lane - and had to be lowered out of the window when completed!  Lawrie had been an aircraft designer during the war, later moving his company to Longridge and building small racing cars before coming up with the concept of this small ‘shopping car’.  The Minicar was never manufactured in Longridge - production would have been impossible in these small premises, where it is believed Lawrie lived with his wife as well as running his workshop. A Preston firm, Sharp's, made the car for Lawrie and soon bought the design and manufacturing rights from him.This photograph is taken on Towneley Road - with Lawrie Bond on the left and Alan Pearson, who went on to work for Sharp's, on the right.  11BOC21A Unknown 1948
3889 Coach Trip This coach trip could possibly be from St Wilfrids. 10DS11H Unknown 1950s
3890 Field Day Parade, Market Place 10DS11J Unknown 1950s