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February 10, 2013

Moto-Lady 1918: Jessie Curry

Another one from the family vault. A very period image from circa 1918 of my great-great aunt Jessie. It looks like a visit to a summer chalet. She’s dressed appropriately for the English roads of the day. After a little research I find the make and model of this bike: a Royal Enfield 225L. This one with the transverse barrel tank was the ladies model with lower cross bar for their long dresses. Apparently a popular model too; it was later used by the Women’s Army.

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225cc and about 9hp… Just enough power for those quiet roads of a century ago.

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