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Whats going on ere then?

By HobbitDave
Didnt intend to load up any more old photos, but couldnt resist this one.

C.1900. Is the guy on the right one of the idle rich of the day, and the copper carries a red flag for him when walking in front - max 12mph?

Or is the guy on the right being arrested for drink driving, he does look a bit squiffy....

What do you think? It was a very old photo about 110 years old, with no caption.

Picture refurbished in iPad photo editor.

Tags: Car Drink Policeman Red flag Humour and fun idle rich

Voters: Badgerfred, cbrundage, PhotoHeritage and 36 more

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9 Nov 2019 12:35AM
Excellent old photo Dave,

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cbrundage 6 4 United States
9 Nov 2019 12:37AM
That made me laugh - both your explanations are good.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 1:10AM
The mind boggles. Maybe the guy on the right has received a friendly warning from the copper for trying unsuccessfully to look super cool.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
9 Nov 2019 1:32AM
probably ran out of petrol waiting for a refill!
RLF Plus
9 18 4 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 8:48AM
I love it!
Wonderful timesSmile
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
9 Nov 2019 8:55AM
Doubt if he was stopped for speeding but you never know: it is nice to see things from a slower if not gentler age, Dave.
9 Nov 2019 9:39AM
A wonderful yesteryear image, Dave - the chap on the right looks a dodgy character!!SmileSmile

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 12:04PM
What a great looking photo DaveSmileSmile

9 Nov 2019 12:38PM

Arne Smile
The chap does look as though he is leaning on the car for support. To have a photo taken in that day maybe he was proud of his car! Great find Dave. Debs
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 1:20PM
I rather like the fellow's relaxed pose - maybe did have a wee dram before taking to the road. No drink/driving rules then so maybe the copper had a drink too!
Great old photo
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 1:52PM
Those were the days... Excellent work Dave, very appealing vintage image...
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 2:07PM
Think the guy on the right is Clyde and wondering if Bonnie has been nicked.
Peter GrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
9 Nov 2019 2:08PM
I go for option 'B'!! 😁 A fine reproduction image, Dave 👍
Trev 😃
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
9 Nov 2019 2:14PM
Nice commentary on those times Dave.WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
davyskid 2 2 Scotland
9 Nov 2019 7:18PM
Superb old pic Dave SmileSmile
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 7:40PM
A smashing old shot

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