Going through some of my Dad’s slides, I came across this one, taken in Nuneaton. At the time he was working as a pattern maker, from what I know, to make moulds for car components.
The picture shows my Dad at the wheel of 300MOM, a Vauxhall Viva HA.
This car belonged to his Dad, who had passed away in 1967 – this sad event helps me to date the photo.
By then his Mum had moved to Netherley Road, Hinckley and I assume that my Dad and my Mum followed – to live with her. Later on my parents bought a house in the same street, where I spent my early childhood. My Grandma, was down the street, but I didn’t know that until later. She died in 1971 when I was a toddler.
Recent research tells me that the photo was taken in Attleborough, a suburb of Nuneaton. Not sure which building my Dad worked in exactly and since then, this area has been flattened – now full of more modern industrial units