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Offline Doogle

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Henry Body Collection Sale
« on: 16 Feb 2024 at 23:12 »
Thought I'd post some info on news I've recently seen, the upcoming auction sale of the late Henry Body's bike collection.
To be held in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK on Saturday 11th May 2024, auctioneers are Richard Edmonds Auctions. More info due soon.
(no links with myself but thought some may appreciate the early notice)

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Re: Henry Body Collection Sale
« Reply #1 on: 17 Feb 2024 at 01:04 »
Thanks Doogle - quite a collection of racy Douglases. My favourite is the deep-tank racer on the left, but I wonder how the auctioneers went when the catalogued it as it has been represented in the past as (in my opinion) something it isn't.


Link to photo added - Dave, 18Feb2024
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Re: Henry Body Collection Sale
« Reply #2 on: 17 Feb 2024 at 16:47 »
Alwyn posted a piece about Henry Body back in 2007.

Quote from: Alwyn
roychris alerted me to a story published yesterday by Western Daily Press Co.UK about Douglas sprint king Henry Body. Quoting from the article, Henry is described thus...
"Henry Body is a daredevil aged 72 with health issues who regularly takes his Bristol-built Douglas from 1929 to motorbike meets. He cuts a quaint figure to the uninitiated. Among the crowds are some of the kind who are wont to smile and say "Ah, bless" and when they spot this slow-talking West Countryman with his worn black leathers and ancient steed they do just that. Then they see him in action, and all they can do is shake their heads in disbelief and mutter: "What the...?"

The whole story in .pdf format can be downloaded HERE. It's well worth reading. Thanks for pointing us to it Roy.

I did find a photo of Henry in the September/October 2005 issue of NCR and have taken the liberty of displaying it here.

Read the full story here.

Photo courtesy of London Douglas Motor Cycle Club magazine "The New Conrod"