Grandma on a motorcycle

With a cheery wave, a well-buttoned cardigan and a pair of stout shoes, this go-anywhere granny was headed for the hills.

Seated astride her motorcycle is 75-year-old Molly Pendleton, of Arundel Place, Brighton.

The grandmother of four apparently “thinks nothing of a 200-mile ride on her motorcycle rounded off by some high-dives in the nearest swimming pool”.TCM Sept 2016 p114

The caption goes on to explain that: “These out-of-door activities are not all that she is interested in however, for on Sundays she can be heard singing contralto in the church choir.”

The picture was published in The Motor Cycle of September 1, 1960, by which time Molly’s Sun was several years old.


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