Mr Pilsworth of Lincoln Lane, Metheringham in Lincolnshire gave me the crash helmet in 1963. He had a 192cc LE Velocette as I recall. The helmet was probably unsafe when he passed it over to me. Alan Woolley a local young apprentice signwriter was the artist of choice for most helmet owners in the locality. But I thought (having "O" level Art and being a knowall) I would do mine myself. So I found some green and red house paint, complementary colours see, applied them carefully and left the helmet to dry on a shelf in the garage. When I returned I found my mother had knocked it off into a tub of sawdust. She probably did it on purpose as she was always trying to curtail my charisma with young women.
Repainted the lid in the black, white and blue Dulux which remains today. I was the only local lad with a woodchip helmet.........cool or what.
Either my head has got bigger or that hat has shrunk!
NO MORE BORING THAN MANY ANOTHER BLOG
No, not your blog of course. I concede that your posts are succinct, insightful, humorous and well worth reading. That is why I would appreciate it if you could spare a moment to cast your eye over my efforts and let me know how I can encourage people to read it. On the other hand it may be the most boring blog, someone's has to be.