Wesson's (formerly Ogri) Cafe Sept 15 2016

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Alb1on
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Wesson's (formerly Ogri) Cafe Sept 15 2016

Post by Alb1on » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:10 am

This is the September 2016 British Romeos' outing to Wesson's Cafe (formerly Ogri's cafe) situated in Horam, East Sussex. Ogri was a cartoon character who appeared in 'Bike' magazine and was drawn by Paul Sample who took his inspiration from the British bikers prevalent in the 1950s-1970s before the Japanese machinery took hold and a different biking public emerged.

Wessons Café | Since The Year 2000
www.wessonscafe.com/

Ogri - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogri

Paul Sample
www.paulsample-ogri.co.uk/

We decided that this would be a good run out with the usual 'healthy' grub and a chance to ogle all that nice machinery in the car park and watch it driving past from the large cafe windows. We were also able to experience the sound of howling exhausts and engine rumbling which shook everything in its path including cafe crockery and cutlery. The weather was excellent and so was the company.

We hope you enjoy the photographs.
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British biker circa 1950-1970, an Ogri lookalike.
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1960s Bonneville.
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Cathy and tiny MSX 125-D Honda
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A general car park overview reflecting the eclectic mix of machinery that regularly visits.
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More to savour from the car park.
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Comic book illustration from interior with Wesson's giant burger to entice.
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Romeo participants:- Cathy seated alone on left, then Bob eating, Linda, Doug, Alan sitting higher up, Caroline and Jeff. Jon is the photographer.
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L-R Doug, Cathy, Caroline, Linda, Alan (on one knee), Bob, Jeff and Jon is photographer again.
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Left: the family who run Wesson's cafe, right: Mods and Rockers at Brighton in the 60s. Explanation provided.
Explanation below for "Mods and Rockers" label.

Mods and rockers - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mods_and_rockers
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Motorcycle posters and memorabilia. The Gentleman in the goggles is similar to the biker's stone head in first photograph.
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Steam train (these were phased out in the 1950s and 60s but we still love them) which sets off contemporaneous motorcycle artwork.
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Slinky blonde model "improves" early motorcycle advertising.
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Ogri rides again, enjoy.
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Ogri at his best.
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Ogri into the sunset
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Wesson's Cafe interior with more Triumphs to ogle.

Regards

Caroline & Jeff, Doug, Linda, Alan, Bob, Jon & Cathy

xxxx

merrill
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Re: Wesson's (formerly Ogri) Cafe Sept 15 2016

Post by merrill » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:46 am

Hello glad to Hear from you folks across the pond and enjoying the pictures keep the info coming thanks again from Harold Jr. and Joanie from Hoyt Kansas.

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