Dr Jack Simcox 1914

Doctor Jack Simcox on a belt-driven Douglas motorcycle, 1914

Industry and Workers

Scenes of industries and workers that may be in Hawke’s Bay

1 – steam train engine and workmen
2 – steam train engine and two workmen
3 – timber mill and workmen
4 – tree-felling
5 – forestry huts; burning off scrub
6 – early transport truck with driver; “No. 5” above door
7 – two policemen[?] on motorcycles

If you have information about any of these photos please let us know –


Lloyd Curtis on his Rudge motorcycle – his first motorcycle that he bought for £15


Russell Coddington on the Ministry of Transport’s last traffic patrol motorcycle, near Hastings clock tower, about 1990


Lawrie Cooke on a Matchless 500 motorcycle


Dudley Newbigin’s first motorcycle, an Indian


Newspaper article



The first of the Club’s reliability contests this season, took place over the wee-end, the course being from Hastings to Tikokino, and back, via Gwavas. In spite of the weather conditions 17 competed, and seeing that 14 finished, must be considered a very creditable performance for both riders and machines.

Motorcycle Ariel Show Cards

Various cards depicting Ariel motorcycles


Matt Tweedie and others with various motorcycles –

1 – Norton motorcycles
2 – Norton 650 SS
3 – North 650 SS and Mk II Square 4 Ariel
4 – Norton
5 – Mk II Square 4 Ariel
6 – Playing Father Xmas
7 – Mk II Square 4 Ariel
8 – Mk II Square 4 Ariel
9 – Norton
11 – Unknown man on Mk II Square 4 Ariel

Southward Museum

Matt Tweedie standing beside his former Mk II Square 4 Ariel motorcycle, sold to Southward Museum Trust in 2003

Southward Museum Letter 2003

Letter in reply to Matt Tweedie’s letter of 7 April 2003, asking if the Southward Museum Trust was interested in purchasing his Mk II Square 4 Ariel motorcycle – includes a photo of it at the museum, just 17 days after the letter was written.

Traffic Officer

Russell Coddington on traffic officer’s motorcycle, 1 January 1951. V43 [?]

Photo caption – “The washing in the picture is our landladys – I have a much bigger wash. Do you think you will be able to give Russ something to worry about – you and the M[..]?”