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PC Charles Burgess at The Oval in Banstead
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PC Charles Burgess at The Oval in Banstead

This is my father PC Charles Burgess on his 'Noddy Bike' a Velocette. Taken mid-1950s in The Oval, Banstead. When he found he enjoyed motorcycling he was too far into his service to apply to be a police-motorcyclist. He just loved that bike.
Picture added on 21 February 2019 at 10:40
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Hi Marie,
We used to call that Velocette "the grey ghost" in east London you couldn't hear them coming up on you when we were up to no good..JH
Added by John Harvey on 23 February 2019
I don't know how many of these bikes there were at Banstead police station but the PC we used to see around on one (not because we were doing anything wrong!) was I think PC Levett, if I remember correctly.
Added by Michael Funnell on 18 May 2019
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