The Pacamac is back (did it ever go away?).

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Re: The Pacamac is back (did it ever go away?).

Postby volvojack » Sun 15 Apr, 2018 11:55 am

Can't recall what the cost was as they were mainly sold in places like Cashdiasha on Vicar Lane or Millets on Boar Lane. they were probably about 25/- Pre Decimal Though i only ever wore one on a Rainy day when out River Fishing the worst thing was the Envelope it was supposed to fit in always split around the Popper so as far as i was concerned it was usually thrown into my Fishing Box.
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Re: The Pacamac is back (did it ever go away?).

Postby chemimike » Mon 16 Apr, 2018 9:24 am

Twelve shillings in June 1954 in Sunderland
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Re: The Pacamac is back (did it ever go away?).

Postby blackprince » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 2:10 pm

chemimike wroteColonTwelve shillings in June 1954 in Sunderland

Thanks Mike. The ad confirms my own recollection about the price and colours available. Mine were always grey.
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!
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Re: The Pacamac is back (did it ever go away?).

Postby TABBYCAT » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 4:52 pm

"Indispensable on holiday" so much for British summers way back then!

A work colleague many moons ago used to drone on about how superior British motorcycles were to Japanese ones (owned and ridden both so trust me they're not ) and it always brought to mind an old newspaper ad by Watson&Cairns...

"No more oil stained dirty driveways, every new B.S.A. motorcycle purchased today comes complete with a FREE drip-tray.."

Ahh nostalgia don't you just love it.

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Re: The Pacamac is back (did it ever go away?).

Postby Bruno » Thu 19 Apr, 2018 11:28 pm

The discussion of Pacamacs reminded me of the cycle capes we used to wear, that you never see nowadays. I had one in the mid 1970s when I was a youth. It was a large yellow plastic cape with a hood to go over your head, then it expanded to clip over the bicycle’s handlebars (where it was secured with elastic loops) and at the back it went down behind the saddle. The overall effect was like riding along in a small tent.
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