Ilkeston - Pulling Power
w/e 22 May 2016 All of this week's pictures were
taken with a Kodak DX6490
An event at the Erewash Museum is usually powerful enough to
pull in the people and when it's Motorbike Day which was held
this year on Saturday 14th May, it was bikers from all over the
area that descended on the museum forecourt and gardens.
There were new bikes and old bikes, big bikes and small bikes
and all things in between.
For the motorbike aficionados there was plenty of interest including
this one that bore the notice "Wilson Family BSA 1948 M33
Bought new 13/04/1948 Not seen in public since 1962."
It was not just the bikes that were worthy of attention and one
gentleman was wearing an impressive badge adorned waistcoat.
Here's something you don't see very often - yours truly in a
photo. Trying for that arty shot of the museum reflected in the
gleaming metalwork of one of the bikes, I managed to capture
a picture of myself.
Just a week after Motorbike Day, there was another event in Ilkeston
on Saturday 22nd May that was powerful enough to pull people
onto the streets when a procession came up Nottingham Road.
A team of strong men (and women) were the main protagonists as
they took part in a fund raising charity event to raise money
for MacMillan Cancer.
Under the title "Pulling For MacMillan" they had hauled
this powerful steam engine all the way from the Red Lion pub
at Sandiacre but still had the energy to pull it up the Nottingham
A couple of classic buses were also in the procession seen here
further up the hill just above Gnome Island.
Their destination was the Three Horse Shoes pub on Derby Road
where many a pint was quaffed to satisfy the participants' thirsts
after all their exertions.