|Paddy Ward on a Clifton Cycle|
Again a big thank you to Paddy & Eileen Ward who have responded to our request for more information on Clifton Cycles.
The above shot shows Paddy on a genuine Clifton.
Eileen and Paddy added the following information:-
" Here we have a Clifton built frame in the 1950's. Notice the all black attire that had to be adhered to and the obligatory bell. They were built by George and Bill Hewitt at their shop in the Haymarket, Birkenhead opposite the Mersey Tunnel entrance. George has passed away now but Bill is still alive living in Farndon, Cheshire. He must be in his late eighties now. It was George Hewitt who did the building of frames and we used to watch him on our weekly visit to the shop. However there was a time that we ordered a new frame and found that it had been built by Freddie Grub with Clifton transfers! They inadvertently left the invoice in the seat tube."
So i'm sure you'll agree, we've got some fabulous information for the blog, from Paddy & Eileen. They would like any info on the following :-
"Does anybody remember Cecil Gibson who built Ceson frames from his premises at the Birkenhead Dock exit of the Mersey Tunnel? I doubt it, the only person that would remember is John (Jack) Thomas who is in his eighties now living in Neston. We both had frames made by him in 1951, but sadly no photos."
So if anyone has further information on Ceson Frames, we'd be very pleased to hear all about it.
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