Vintage Surf meet 2018 coming soon !

Vintage Surf meet 2018 coming soon !
Free to take part
We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Monday, 29 November 2010

Newquay -various bits

A few mixed bits with a Newquay connection. I found these three framed prints a few years ago at a car boot. Taken by Doug Wilson, one of the founders of Bilbo and the manager of the Bilbo shop in Newquay, in around 1965 on a promotional trip to France. The prints were sold at the Bilbo shop in '66 or '67, and I think the frames came with them as there are some identical ones at Bilbo's stand at the Boat show of '67. I worked out that the guy above is Dennis White from Sydney, and below is Jim Noll, Greg Noll's brother. If these prints hadn't been framed they would have been trashed by now.

Jim Noll in same yellow shorts, Dennis white with blue t shirt and Rod Sumpter looking at camera, La Barre 1965, probably same session.

This was a random find at Steckfensters 2nd hand shop in Penzance. An old rack of car badges, mainly German, with a surfing Newquay badge in the middle, a beaut from the 30s or 40s ? I'm not sure what Dursona Dheugh means , sounds Cornish.

Graham was up in his loft recently and found these blasts from the past, '84 Fosters poster and t shirt held at Fistral. Graham says the t shirt was bright yellow when he got it !

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