PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS
A regular focus on an item from the Broads Collection - this week The Velocette
One of the more recent additions to the collection - the Velocette Model LE was made by the Birmingham company of Veloce Ltd around the 1950s. This motorbike, for the techies - 149cc water cooled, flat twin with side valves, was popular among police forces including those in Norfolk.
This example was used by the police stationed in Wroxham for patrolling The Broads area. It was nicknamed the ‘Noddy Bike’ because officers had to nod and not salute (as was required) as to take one hand off the the handlebars would be dangerous!
Come and see our wonderful Velocette for yourself and learn more about policing on The Broads through the years.