23.03.14 - His Favourite Toy!

Some more shots from the weekend "Tell Them of Us" shoot given the vintage scrapbook treatment, actor Adam Fielding as William Crowder on his 1910 Douglas motorbike. William's grandson is a consultant on the film, and the family are hugely supportive of the project. Through them we are able to get lots of personal background on William, who died in the late 1970s. We know he loved this bike and that he "was a bit of a hat waver", so Adam made sure to get some hat waving in! For the technically minded this bike had a four stroke 350cc engine, and was basically a "push bike with an engine attached". The designs changed drastically in the 1920s and became a lot more like modern motorbikes.

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