to Australia (Adelaide) in 1977 and returned to England in the 1990s
Stan passed away
at age 80.
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"Stan worked (after war service and a spell in a Far East POW camp)
and was the man who made the top end frames - Severn
Valley. He went to Australia several times but I suspect always
came back because of his wife was homesick. He set up in Madeley,
Shropshire, in not much more than a big garage. He mainly made
frames for the trade e.g for Hugh Porter.
He had also worked for
setting up in his factory in Macclesfield and at Dawes. A very
nice man indeed and a real craftsman." John
loads of tandems when new ones were hard to get built here in
the UK, Jack Taylor was the only other builder where you could
get one made easily."
"Stan's tandem frames were normally lugless and the twin lateral
type aka Paris Rensch French style. They are renowned for their
striking 1975 single that is "well traveled"
Pictures courtesy Bob Freeman,
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