Revill’s of Hathersage

I just had to post this lovely old photo that Richard Jones showed me at the autumn Stafford Show. Anyone here remember Revill’s of Main Road, Hathersage?

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I wonder how much business was brought in by “wringing machine” repairs? Later wandering around the show I spotted this 1935 Sunbeam 350 twin-port was up for grabs amongst the auto-jumblers paradise.

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It’s the same kind of ingenuity and inspiration that put men on the moon that gave rise to these next two creations.

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And of course John Phizacklea made sure of a couple of stunning Sunbeams on the Wilts club stand. The recently finished Model 3 sits well alongside John’s own trials spec. Model 9.

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One of the best machines at the show to my eye was this beautiful Rudge TT replica, tucked away in the corner of the VMCC stand. As far as I could tell it looks to be in a fantastic “as raced” condition complete with twin-floats, twin-fillers and cable operated damper. Just awesome.

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And finally, there were of course some two-smokes too….  One of my favourites was this beautifully prepared, late model RS250 Honda. Nice touches include the radial front brakes fitted to the custom-made fork bottoms. The equally gorgeous Joey Dunlop that features the single-sided swinger of the earlier model bikes can just be seen.

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3 thoughts on “Revill’s of Hathersage

  1. Great to read this , what a labour of love . I too have used Chris Odling for things I can’t do , rebuilding Sunbeam cams etc
    I’m trying to find John P as he has moved I believe to Cornwall and is living close to my friend Roger Fogg who lives near St Austell .

    Lloyd Watson

  2. Hello .#, would you pleased be prepared to contact John P and see if you can release his contact details as I believe he is now living only 25 miles from myself .
    Thank you ,

    Lloyd

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