Lawrence Road, Liverpool, England

Updated 1.8.2012
 

   

W. G. Twiddle was a small builder known for stiff, rather close coupled frames. Twiddle frames are known to have dated from the 1930s. Bill Twiddle was a member of the now defunct Walton C and AC in the 1920s, later joining the Liverpool Century in 1930. His son Bill junior was also a rider.
   A popular frame in those days was the Lancaster special. Two well known members of the Walton club ,the Sidlow brothers both rode the Lancaster Special frames built in 49/50's. At that time the shop was in Earl Rd., Liverpool.
                                                          Thanks to Norman Saxby
 

   "I bought the bike in 1978 (23" C/L to T.T.) bringing it over to the US when I was transferred here in 1979. It was ridden (much of the time on training rollers) till 1995 when I had the frame powder coated by " Millers " in Atlanta (White). On my next yearly trip to England, I went to Twiddle's workshop to get  a full set of transfers. But that section of Town had been redeveloped, & my understanding was that he had died."
                                                     Peter Wilkinson about bike below: