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Parkend DeDion 1904

De-Dion

The photo loaned by well known former Bream newsagent Des Cassidy shows Richard Burrows* of Parkend and his wife in their De Dion car. Des who is a descendent of Richard Burrows has a copy of the registration document - which gives the following details :
Index Mark : AD 340
Name & Address of owner : Richard Burrows, Parkend, Nr Lydney.
Description or Type of Car : 6 H.P De Dion
Type and Colour of Body of Car - Tonneau body, Primrose colour. To carry four persons.
Weight Unladen : 10 Cwt 34 Lbs
Date of Registration : 11th June 1904
This must surely be one of the earliest cars in the Forest of Dean

* Graham Smith added (April 2014): "... This is not Richard but his son Sidney Herbert and new wife Amy, going on honeymoon in 1906. They had 3 children-Reginald, Frederick and Joan. Reginald was born in 1907 and is my wife's father. Info from my wife and her auntie Joan. (all the family had this photo)".

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