Friday, February 25, 2011

The Corgi Scooter.

The Corgi Scooter.
Recently the question was posed  by a person looking for a used scooter for use around Cookham. That got me thinking back to the late 40’s when auctions were taking place of surplus war equipment. Especially in motor equipment, which included the Paratroopers “CORGI” scooter, which were designed to be dropped with the troops in cylindrical containers at the end of a parachute.

There were one or two in the village. The garage proprietor at Cookham Motors just behind the Stanley Spencer Gallery used one I remember. He used it to run errands into Maidenhead and over to Slough.

Another form of transport that a few of the village residents used before the Second World War was the “Autocycle”. Two of these were used by residents who use to work at the Mars factory on the Trading Estate.

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