Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Edward Vine

On my way to the shops I always walk past the house of Mr Vine. This house with its red and white enamel sign has been here as long as I can remember. Ted Vine celebrated his 100th birthday recently and I took this picture of his front window, showing pictures of him through the years. He was born in this house and continued to live and work here, repairing and selling bicycles from his front yard, I was always on the lookout for a new bike, they were usually priced at £26.50. Sadly a few days after I took these photographs Ted Vine died. I went along to pay my respects as he made his final journey from his house in a horse drawn carriage.

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